Administrative Considerations and Responsibilities

Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Robert G. Griffith
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


Organizations exist for many purposes in both the public and private sectors. In a gross economic sense, they may be characterized as for profit or nonprofit, and their ultimate purpose may be manufacturing, sales, finance, or service. One thing they all have in common is that they are composed of people, and people must behave in certain ways in order for organizations to fulfill their purposes (Herbert, 1976). This is true whether they manufacture transistors or attempt to cure people who are mentally or physically sick.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. Griffith
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  1. 1.Elwyn Institutes’ National Rehabilitation CenterPhiladelphiaUSA

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