Completely revised and updated to reflect the new 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and current ethics codes in psychology, social work, and marriage andfamily therapy. This unparalleled text guides helping professionals in the use of ethical decision-making processes as the foundation for ethicalapproaches to counseling and psychotherapy. The book focuses on ethical and legal challenges and standards across multiple professions emphasizingcounseling. It not only identifies relevant ethical issues in clinical mental health, rehabilitation, group, school, addictions, and career counseling, italso addresses couple and family therapy, clinical supervision, and forensics. The text illuminates the particular application of ethical standards withineach specialty.
The book features five new chapters that clearly define how ethical standards are interpreted and applied: Privacy, Confidentiality, and PrivilegedCommunication; Informed Consent; Roles and Relationships With Clients; Professional Responsibility; and Counselor Competency. Under the umbrella of eachbroad 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, andprivate practice settings. Compelling case studies illustrate the connection between ethical decision-making models and ethical practice. Learningobjectives, a comprehensive review of scholarly literature, and a robust ancillary package for educators contribute to the fourth edition‚Äôs value for usein 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‚Äôs Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Slides