Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling, Loose-Leaf Version

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2013-03-11
  • Publisher: Pearson

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In this Fourth Edition of Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling, revered authors and scholars Theodore P. Remley, Jr. and Barbara Herlihy have maintained the qualities that have set this text apart from others in the field, however, made the necessary updates and changes appropriate for the current time. Each professional issue in counseling is approached from both an ethical and a legal point of view, offering readers a complete, integrated exploration of all facets, and the difficult issues are addressed in a straightforward manner. Practical, realistic advice is proffered through vignettes that showcase typical situations and dilemmas faced by practicing counselors.  This edition delves into the most recent federal court cases that pose the most ethical and legal matters in counseling today, such as a termination from employment by refusing to counsel a gay client. Positive changes in the field and the increase in employment and reimbursement services, such as the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010, and others are properly discussed.  Additional revisions include: recent thoughts of multiculturalism in practice, types of advocacy and social justice in the field, new technologies in practice, plagiarism in counselor education programs and in scholarship, setting and maintaining boundaries with clients, thoughts and perspectives on making professional ethical decisions, new insights on professional identity, and additional case studies throughout this enlightening revised text for the professional counselor in training.  Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling, 4/e, will be a mainstay text and guided resource for counselors preparing for their own practice, a trusted volume that they will likely keep on their professional bookshelf to reference and revisit for years to come. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos.


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Author Biography

Theodore P. Remley, Jr. is a professor and holds the Batten Endowed Chair in Counseling at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.  In the past, he has coordinated counseling graduate programs at George Mason University, Mississippi State University, and the University of New Orleans.  He holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Florida, and a law degree (J.D.) from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.  He is licensed as a Professional Counselor in Virginia, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and is a member of the bar in Virginia and Florida.  Additionally, he is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Louisiana.  Dr. Remley has served on the counselor licensure boards in Virginia, Mississippi, the District of Columbia, and Louisiana, and chaired the boards in Virginia and Mississippi. 


Dr. Remley is the author of Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy, Fifth Edition (Pearson, 2011), and is a co-editor of Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling, Third Edition (American School Counselors Association, 2011).  He has served as a school counselor, college counselor, U. S. Army officer, and has had a private practice in both counseling and law, and is a former Executive Director of the American Counseling Association.  Dr. Remley frequently takes counseling students and professionals to Italy where he is actively involved in professional counseling activities in that country. He also co-directs counselor study abroad institutes in Italy, Ireland, and Bhutan.


Barbara Herlihy is University Research Professor in the Counselor Education Program at the University of New Orleans. In the past, she has held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and Loyola University of New Orleans. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. A Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana and Texas, a Board-Approved LPC Supervisor in Louisiana and Texas, and a National Certified Counselor, Dr. Herlihy has served as a school counselor, community agency counselor, and counselor in private practice.  She is the co-author with Gerald Corey of the ACA Ethical Standards Casebook, Sixth Edition (2006), and Boundary Issues in Counseling, Second Edition (American Counseling Association, 2006). She is also co-author with Courtland Lee and Sam Gladding of the forthcoming book, Counseling as a Profession: Our Past, Present, and Possible Future, to be published by the American Counseling Association Foundation. She is a past-Chair of the ACA Ethics Committee, and served as a member of the 2005 ACA Ethics Code Revision Taskforce. Author of numerous published articles and book chapters on the topics of ethical issues, diversity and social justice, and feminist therapy, Dr. Herlihy has presented workshops and seminars on ethical issues across the United States and internationally.


Table of Contents

Section I: Foundations 1
Chapter 1 Introduction 2
Chapter 2 Professional Identity of Counselors 25
Chapter 3 Ethical Practice, Multicultural Competence, and Social Justice 57
Section II: Issues 79
Chapter 4 Client Rights and Counselor Responsibilities 80
Chapter 5 Confidentiality and Privileged Communication 106
Chapter 6 Records, Subpoenas, and Technology 130
Chapter 7 Competence and Malpractice 165
Chapter 8 Boundary Issues 196
Chapter 9 Counseling Children and Vulnerable Adults 224
Chapter 10 Counseling Families and Groups 250
Chapter 11 Evaluation, Testing, and Diagnosis 272
Chapter 12 Professional Relationships, Private Practice,
and Health Care Plans 290
Chapter 13 Issues in Counselor Education 319
Chapter 14 Supervision and Consultation 339
Chapter 15 Professional Writing, Conducting Research, and Publishing 361
Chapter 16 Resolving Legal and Ethical Issues 381
Appendix A ACA Code of Ethics 395
Appendix B Contact Information 428
Appendix C Counseling Disclosure and Agreement Forms 430
Appendix D Client Request Form to Transfer Records 438
Appendix E Client Permission Form to Record Counseling Session
for Supervision Purposes 439
Appendix F Guidelines for Counseling Case Notes 440
Appendix G

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