QUESTION

You are a single parent of two children: a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old. You are also a licensed psychologist. You have had the same live-in caretaker, Angela, for your children since they were born. Angela tells you that her teenage daughter has been having nightmares and believes that having a pet dog to sleep in her room with her would help her. The problem is that they live in a pet free apartment complex. Angela has heard that if her daughter is diagnosed with some kind of disability, she will be allowed to have an emotional support dog. She asks you to write a letter to the management company. If you agree to write that letter, will you be doing any harm? Discuss this issue and the potential violation of at least five APA Ethics Standards. Be sure to incorporate information from the article by Ensminger and Thomas (2013) on some of the implications of writing that letter.

Support your assignment with at least five scholarly and professional resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 4-6 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic.

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