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This text is appropriate for undergraduate or graduate courses in Counseling Ethics, Legal Issues in Counseling or as a supplemental text for Introduction to Counseling, Practicum or Internships. Written specifically for counselors, by leading scholars in their field, this is the first comprehensive text to approach professional issues in counseling from an ethical perspective and legal viewpoint. Difficult issues are addressed in a direct manner and practical, realistic advice is provided for counselors in training and for counseling practitioners.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Professional Identity of Counselors. 3. Diversity, Client Welfare, and Informed Consent. 4. Confidentiality and Privileged Communication. 5. Records, Technology, and Subpoenas. 6. Competence and Malpractice. 7. Boundary Issues. 8. Child and Adolescent Clients. 9. Counseling Families and Groups. 10. Evaluation, Testing, and Diagnosis. 11. Professional Relationships, Private Practice, and Health Care. 12. Issues in Counselor Education. 13. Supervision and Consultation. 14. Research and Publications. 15. Resolving Legal and Ethical Issues. Appendix A: Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Appendix B: Contact Information. Appendix C: Examples of Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Statutes. Appendix D: Client Permission Form. Appendix E: American Psychological Association Record Keeping Guidelines. Appendix F: Client Request Form to Transfer Records. Appendix G: National Board for Certified Counselors Standards for the Ethical Practice of Webcounseling. Appendix H: Clinical Supervision Model Agreement.