Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide, 4th Edition

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-11-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $64.00


Praise for Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Fourth Edition"A stunningly good book. . . . If there is only one book you buy on ethics, this is the one."-David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Boston University"The Fourth Edition continues to be the gold standard. . . . a must-read in every counseling/therapy training program. It is that good and valuable."-Derald Wing Sue, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University"A must-have for therapists at every step of their career from student to wise elder."-Bonnie Strickland, PhD, former president, American Psychological Association"This Fourth Edition of the best book in its field has much timely new material. . . . A brilliant addition is an exploration of how reasonable people can conscientiously follow the same ethical principles yet reach different conclusions . . . an essential sourcebook."-Patrick O'Neill, PhD, former president, Canadian Psychological Association"Essential for all practicing mental health professionals and students."-Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, President, American Board of Professional Psychology"I particularly enjoyed the chapter on ethical practice in the electronic world, which was informative even to this highly tech-savvy psychologist. The chapter on responses to the interrogations issue is destined to be a classic. . . . Bravo! Mandatory reading."-Laura Brown, PhD, ABPP, 2010 President, APA Division of Trauma Psychology"There's no better resource to have at your fingertips."-Eric Drogin, JD, PhD, ABPP, former chair, APA Committee on Professional Practice and Standards and APA Committee on Legal Issues"Two of psychology's national treasures, Drs. Ken Pope and Melba Vasquez walk the walk of psychotherapy ethics. Simply the best book in its genre."-John Norcross, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Fellow, University of Scranton

Author Biography

Kenneth S. Pope is in independent practice as a licensed psychologist. He has chaired the Ethics Committees of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is the author of ten books. Melba J. T. Vasquez is a psychologist in private practice. She served on the APA Ethics Committee, the APA Ethics Committee Task Force for Revision of 1992 Ethics Code, and the APA Board of Social and Ethical Responsibility. She is the 2011 President-Elect of the APA.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
What Do I Do Now?p. 1
Ethics in Real Lifep. 6
Ethics and Critical Thinkingp. 16
Trust, Power, and Caringp. 34
Therapy in the Digital World: The Ethical Challenges of the New Technologiesp. 41
Competence and the Human Therapistp. 58
Creating Strategies for Self-Carep. 69
Creating a Professional Willp. 78
Codes and Complaints in Context: Historical, Empirical, and Actuarial Foundationsp. 85
Responding to Ethics, Licensing, or Malpractice Complaintsp. 110
Steps in Ethical Decision Makingp. 117
Different Conclusions: Example from the Interrogation Controversyp. 122
Beginnings and Endings, Absence and Accessp. 154
Informed Consent and Informed Refusalp. 171
Assessment, Testing, and Diagnosisp. 189
Sexual Relationships With Clientsp. 209
Nonsexual Multiple Relationships and Other Boundary Issuesp. 235
Culture, Context, and Individual Differencesp. 259
Confidentialityp. 277
Recognizing, Assessing, and Responding to Suicidal Riskp. 292
Supervisionp. 315
American Psychological Association: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct with the 2010 Amendmentsp. 329
Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (3rd Ed.)p. 361
Ethics Codes and Practice Guidelines for Assessment, Therapy, Counseling, and Forensic Practicep. 399
Referencesp. 405
About the Authorsp. 447
Author Indexp. 454
Subject Indexp. 465
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Customer Reviews

A must read textbook March 21, 2011
This is an excellent text, easily readable, engaging, practical, and down to earth. I look forward to picking it up and continuing on each day. This text should be used in every ethics class and by every professional in the field of human service. Incredible job by the authors. Definitely recommended to every practicing clinician.
Flag Review
Please provide a brief explanation for why you are flagging this review:
Your submission has been received. We will inspect this review as soon as possible. Thank you for your input!
Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide, 4th Edition: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.

Write a Review