Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-23
  • Publisher: Pearson
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A best-selling text rich in case studies that reflects on the unique complexities of marriage, couples, and family counseling. #xA0; Developed for students, educators, supervisors, and practitioners alike, this text examines the significant classical and contemporary issues in marriage and family therapy. The text opens with a thoughtful discussion of client and therapist worldviews, value sensitive care, the ecology of therapy, and commonalities between personal and professional acculturation. Following the book#x19;s preliminary discussion, the text moves on to consider the legal, ethical, and professional issues that marriage and family therapists face each day as well as the best strategies for navigating these issues. #xA0; The new fifth edition includes a number of new topics, including multicultural issues reflecting institutional oppression; boundary, competency, and liability concerns associated with technology-based client care; the significance of supervision in both skill acquisition and professional acculturation in one#x19;s early career; nontraditional family care; conflicts between legal and ethical obligations; emerging issues in MFT licensure; and ethical and empirical considerations related to evidence-based care.

Table of Contents

PART I   Acculturation, Worldview, and Value-Sensitive Care: Foundations for Practice Decisions

CHAPTER 1    Values as Context for Therapy 

CHAPTER 2    Professional Acculturation and the Ecology of Therapy

PART II   Ethical Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy 

CHAPTER 3    Promoting Ethical Practice: Principles, Traditions, and Considerations

CHAPTER 4    Unique Ethical Considerations in Marriage and Family Therapy - Principle Distinctions

CHAPTER 5    Unique Ethical Considerations in Marriage and Family Therapy - Practice Distinctions

CHAPTER 6    Intimate Partner Violence and the Ecology of Therapy

CHAPTER 7    Contemporary Ethical Issues – Contextual Matters

CHAPTER 8    Contemporary Ethical Issues – Practice Matters

CHAPTER 9    Ethical Accountability: A Casebook

PART III   Legal Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy    

CHAPTER 10  The Marriage and Family Therapist: Roles and Responsibilities Within the Legal System

CHAPTER 11  Family Law 

CHAPTER 12  Legal Considerations

PART IV   Professional Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy 

CHAPTER 13  Professional Issues: Identity, Affiliation, and Transitions as a Marriage and Family Therapist 

CHAPTER 14  Professional Issues: Supervision, Licensure, and Professional Development as a Marriage and Family Therapist

CHAPTER 15  Contemporary Professional Issues – Questions and Responses   

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