This article, part of a special issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, explores the risks of harm to clients whose lives become the topic of a professional case study. Drawing upon the experience of Nicole Taus, who was subjected to multiple invasions of privacy by a psychological researcher intent on refuting her report of recovered memory, I discuss how the absence of ethical safeguards for researchers who are not members of the APA may place clients at risk. I propose how both the APA and the Association for Psychological Science might address these gaps in protection of vulnerable individuals
Where to find
Brown, L.S. (2014). First do no harm: Is it any longer safe to write case reports? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29, 1-7.