I chose to interview a psychologist that focused in adolescent care and mental psychological disorders. In doing so, I wanted to interview someone in the field that had experience not only treating those in need, but also had experience diagnosing those that have caused harmful acts on innocent victims. I did this to so that it could hopefully prepare myself of not only the signs to look for, but also how to handle them when and if I?m approached with the situation. Being in such a vulnerable environment, I wanted to make sure that I also interviewed someone that had fifteen plus years in the business. I chose to interview a middle aged female psychologist that?s well respected in her field of study. She has studies psychology for over 20 years and worked with children from infantry to adulthood.
So that the interview was both comfortable for her and I both, I first began by asking her what was it that inspired her to study and become a professional in the field of psychology.


So far during my interview session I?m learning with this particular professional is that code of conduct plays a huge role in the practice of business. Emotionally and ethically this is difficult depending on the circumstance per the one I?m interviewing. I asked this person was there ever a time in which treating a person went against something you strongly disagree with, but yet and still had to think of the patient and not yourself. The psychologist that I have chosen for this paper explained to me that she had to treat and care for an individual that mentally believed that raping young female children was okay. She said this was one of the hardest treatments for her to bare not only because of the thought of what the man has done, but the gruesome details that followed. She went on to say that due to patient confidentiality, not only could she not discuss this with anyone, but also she could not speak of this to authorities unless summoned. There were things that he apparently had yet been caught or brought before justice that the psychologist knew of. However, she explained that because she stands in the practice of medicine that she had a code of conduct to treat this patient fairly. She had to maintain the focus of treating the patients? illness and not the consequences of what his illness caused.
One other thing that was intriguing to me was the concern for any forms of discriminatory acts that she witnessed? If so, did she report it to the proper direct report? The psychologist explained that unfortunately are many forms of prejudice with the chance of discrimination displayed one way or another. She explained that she witnesses prejudices more frequently than she does discrimination. The only experience that she could relate to that was fresh in her memory was the time she witnessed a fellow treating physician not treating a patient due to no insurance. The treating physician refused to treat the patient due to financial lacking of insurance for reimbursement. The reason she chose to report this to their chair was because all providers are of the facility, not private providers. Therefore, regardless of financial status, all patients must be treated fairly and with the same options at all times. Apparently, the one in reference did this quit often grouping those of no insurance in a category of those of the poor and not deserving of care of those insured.