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Most mental health professionals and behavioral scientists enter the field with a strong desire to help others, but clinical practice and research endeavors often involve decision-making in the context of ethical ambiguity. Good intentions are important, but unfortunately, they do not always protect the practitioner and client from breaches in ethical conduct. Academics, researchers, and students also face a range of ethical challenges from the classroom to the laboratory. Now in a new expanded edition, Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions, the most widely read and cited ethics textbook in psychology, has emerged with a broadened scope extending across the mental health and behavioral science fields. The revised volume considers many of the ethical questions and dilemmas that mental health professionals encounter in their everyday practice, research, and teaching. The book has been completely updated and is now also relevant for counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, and psychiatrists, and includes the ethics codes of those groups as appendices. Providing both a critical assessment and elucidation of key topics in the APA's guidelines, this comprehensive volume takes a practical approach to ethics and offers constructive means for both preventing problems, recognizing, approaching, and resolving ethical predicaments. Written in a highly readable and accessible style, this new edition retains the key features which have contributed to its popularity, including hundreds of case studies that provide illustrative guidance on a wide variety of topics, including fee setting, advertising for clients, research ethics, sexual attraction, how to confront observed unethical conduct in others, and confidentiality, among others. Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions will be important reading for practitioners and students-in training.
Gerald P. Koocher is Professor and Dean of the Graduate School for Health Studies at Simmons College. He has recently finished a term as president of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Patricia Keith-Spiegel is Voran Honors Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Ball State University
Table of Contents
|On Being Ethical||p. 3|
|Making Ethical Decisions and Taking Action||p. 20|
|Enforcement of Ethical Conduct||p. 41|
|Knowing Thyself: Understanding Competence and Credentials||p. 70|
|Psychotherapy Part I: Ethical Obligations of Psychotherapists||p. 101|
|Psychotherapy Part II: Techniques and Controversies||p. 127|
|The Mental Health Business: Money and Managed Care||p. 159|
|Privacy, Confidentiality, and Record Keeping||p. 189|
|Psychological Assessment: Testing Tribulations||p. 227|
|Multiple-Role Relationships I: Boundaries, Risks, and Doing Business||p. 262|
|Multiple-Role Relationships II: Close Encounters||p. 283|
|Multiple-Role Relationships III: Attraction, Romance, and Sexual Intimacies||p. 306|
|Relationships With Colleagues, Students, Supervisees, and Employees||p. 344|
|Marketing Professional Services||p. 377|
|The Public Face of Mental Health Professionals||p. 403|
|Ethical Dilemmas in Academic Settings||p. 433|
|Mental Health Practitioners in the Legal System: Tort and Retort||p. 458|
|Challenging Work Settings: Juggling Procupines||p. 485|
|Scholarly Publication and the Responsible Conduct of Research||p. 518|
|American Psychological Association: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002)||p. 549|
|Canadian Psychological Association: Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (2000)||p. 568|
|American Counseling Association: Code of Ethics (2005)||p. 584|
|National Association of Social Workers: Code of Ethics (1999)||p. 612|
|American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Code of Ethics||p. 627|
|American Psychiatric Association: The Principles of Medical Ethics With Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry||p. 634|
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