Completely revised and updated to reflect the new 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and current ethics codes in psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy. This unparalleled text guides helping professionals in the use of ethical decision-making processes as the foundation for ethical approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. The book focuses on ethical and legal challenges and standards across multiple professions emphasizing counseling, and including the professions of psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy. It not only identifies relevant ethical issues in clinical mental health, rehabilitation, group, school, addictions counseling, and career counseling, it also addresses couple and family therapy, clinical supervision, and forensics. The text illuminates the particular application of ethical standards within each specialty.
The book features five new sections that clearly define how ethical standards are interpreted and applied: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privileged Communication; Informed Consent; Roles and Relationships with Clients; Professional Responsibility; and Counselor Competency. Under the umbrella of each broad topic, the particular nuances of ethical standards within each specialty are analyzed to facilitate comparison across all specialties and settings. The text also addresses current issues in office and administrative practices, technology, and forensic practice that are crucial to school, clinical, and private practice settings. Compelling case studies illustrate the connection between ethical decision-making models and ethical practice. Learning objectives, a comprehensive review of scholarly literature, and a robust ancillary package for educators contribute to the fourth edition's value for use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate classrooms.
New to the Fourth Edition:
Comprehensive reorganization and reconceptualization of content
Reflects new 2014 ACA Code of Ethics
Includes five new chapters on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privileged Communication; Informed Consent; Roles and Relationships with Clients; Professional Responsibility; and Counselor Competency.
Emphasizes specialty practice organized by professional standards
Facilitates comparison of standards across disciplines
Addresses new issues in office, administrative, technology, and forensic practice
Delivers an unequaled overview of ethical decision-making in counseling and psychotherapy
Defines how ethical standards are interpreted and applied in specialty practice
Describes how to avoid, address, and solve serious ethical and legal dilemmas
Includes learning objectives, case studies, and scholarly literature reviews
Offers robust ancillary package with Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and Power Point Slides