Locate at least ten articles that discuss the therapeutic role and the forensic role and take a stance on this particular debate. Utilize the ethical decision-making process you learned about in M1 Assignment 3 to create a 7- to 8-page argumentative paper supporting your stand.

For many years, the ethical dilemma of playing both a  therapeutic role and a forensic role has been debated in the literature.  Some authorities argue that there is always a conflict of interest in  such dual relationships, while other authorities argue that the two  roles can be reconciled and impartiality can be maintained. Using the  Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, locate at  least ten articles that discuss the therapeutic role and the forensic  role and take a stance on this particular debate. Make sure that your  collection of articles is balanced with regard to the roles and the  viewpoints.

Tasks:

Utilize the ethical decision-making process you learned about in M1 Assignment 3  to create a 7- to 8-page argumentative paper supporting your stand.  First, compare and contrast the roles, articulate the potential ethical  conflicts, and discuss how those conflicts might be managed. Then, in a  reasoned fashion, develop an argument for whether the two  roles—therapeutic and forensic—should ethically coincide.

The course paper is essentially an argumentative essay.  Refer to the following for guidelines about writing argumentative  essays:

  • Refer to this guide for tips about writing argumentative essays.

Ensure that you follow these instructions:

  • Identify and articulate the  similarities and differences between the therapeutic and forensic roles  for both assessment and treatment.
  • Articulate the potential ethical conflicts and discuss how those conflicts might be managed.
  • Using multiple sources, defend your thesis on how and why therapeutic and forensic roles should or should not be reconciled.
  • Be sure to address the issues of dual relationships as they apply to assessment as well as treatment.
  • Ensure that you argue for a particular  side of the issue (not arguing both sides) and that your argument is  well-supported by scholarly literature, professional ethical guidelines,  and the law.
  • Include solid reasoning and a compelling thesis.
  • Remember, a strong argument always  supports its ideas and proves the other side wrong. Make sure to both  support your views with credible arguments and sources and refute the  other side.

Use proper grammar and spelling. Additionally, the paper should be written and formatted in APA style.

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