James DuBois publishes new book on research ethics in the mental health field
Designed to be a graduate textbook on the subject, James DuBois’ Ethics in Mental Health Research explores ethical issues in the mental health research setting and offers concrete guidance for compliance with federal regulations while conducting research that is both ethical and scientifically credible.
"In 2002, I received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a training program in research ethics for mental health researchers and IRB members,” says DuBois. “Although I only proposed to write an 80-page self-published text for the course, it quickly became apparent that the topic was immense and a larger book was needed. I was very pleased when Oxford expressed interest in developing the manuscript into a graduate textbook."
Although newly released, the book has gotten favorable reviews and is expected to have an important impact on the field.
“Dr. DuBois has written an excellent text that will win applause from students, experienced researchers , and IRB members alike,” says Dr. Gerald P. Koocher, 2006 president of the American Psychological Society. “I consider this the premier teaching tool in behavioral science research ethics.”