Consider the area(s) of psychology, e.g. mental health care, teaching, consulting, etc., in which you plan to become involved following completion of your Ph.D. program. For this section of Question Four, you are to: 1. Explain how your doctoral studies have prepared you to behave in an ethical manner professionally in this area. Specifically, discuss how your role as a professional in the area of psychology will allow you to uphold each of the five general principles of ethics espoused by the APA. 2. Finally, your comprehensive exam serves as an assessment of your readiness to begin your dissertation process. Completion of your dissertation represents the culmination of your academic career and solidifies your standing as an academic scholar. However, anyone who has navigated the dissertation process will acknowledge a variety of challenges will occur during this journey. The challenges include the dissertation being an unfamiliar and new process, deadlines, writer’s block and student-faculty communication/support. Reviewing the tenets of ethical behavior and reflecting upon faculty mentorship, conclude Question Four Part Two by addressing the following question:
- How will you approach working with your dissertation chair and committee member? How would you handle conflict with your chair in a professional manner?