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Professional Ethical Concerns and Recommendations on Psychological Interventions during the COVID-19 Pandemic in China

Qin An1, Jun Gao2, Zhiqin Sang3, Mingyi Qian4,*

1 School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, 100081, China
2 Department of Psychology, School of Social Development and Public Policy, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433, China
3 Department of Psychology, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210023, China
4 School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences and Beijing Key Laboratory for Behavior and Mental Health, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, China

* Corresponding Author: Mingyi Qian. Email: email

International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 2021, 23(1), 87-98. https://doi.org/10.32604/IJMHP.2021.014422

Abstract

When COVID-19 pandemic hit China, Chinese clinical psychologists, counselors and other practitioners reacted quickly to provide psychological interventions for different target groups. Different professional ethical concerns and potential transgressions arose during different stages of pandemic. This paper aimed to summarize different ethical concerns and transgressions during different stages of pandemic in China, as well as how the professional ethical workgroup in the registration system of clinical psychologists and professional organizations of Chinese Psychological Society (CPS) to publish a series of documents as recommendations on ethical practice. It is hoped by providing a picture of “problems vs. solutions” in terms of professional ethical issues on psychological interventions for COVID-19 pandemic in China, the paper may provide certain inspirations as well as emotional support to clinical practitioners from other countries and regions who have been fighting the pandemic.

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An, Q., Gao, J., Sang, Z., Qian, M. (2021). Professional Ethical Concerns and Recommendations on Psychological Interventions during the COVID-19 Pandemic in China. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 23(1), 87–98. https://doi.org/10.32604/IJMHP.2021.014422



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