Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide, 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-03-01
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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The third edition of Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide provides guidance on the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities that confront psychotherapists, counselors, and other mental health professionals in their day-to-day practices. The text is based to conform to the new 2002 the American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

Author Biography

Kenneth S. Pope received his Ph.D. from Yale and is in independent practice as a licensed psychologist in Connecticut. 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, and has also authored or co-authored over 100 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed scientific and professional journals. He has received the APA Division of Clinical Psychology Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology and the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Service.

Melba J. T. Vasquez received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Texas, and is a psychologist in private practice in Austin, Texas. She served on the APA Ethics Committee, the APA Ethics Committee Task Force for Revision of 1992 Ethics Code, and APA Board of Social and Ethical Responsibility. She has taught graduate courses in ethics, counseling and psychotherapy, and multicultural issues in psychology. She is past president of the APA Society for the Psychology of Women and has won numerous awards including the 2000 Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Helping Without Hurting: Personal Responsibility, Constant Questioning, and Basic Assumptions
Ethics and Critical Thinking
Trust, Power, and Caring
Competence and the Human Therapist
Creating Strategies for Self-Care
Creating a Professional Will
Codes and Complaints in Context: Historical, Empirical, and Actuarial, Foundations
Responding to Ethics, Licensing, or Malpractice Complaints
Steps in Ethical Decision Making
Beginnings and Endings, Absences and Accessibility
Informed Consent and Informed Refusal
Assessment, Testing, and Diagnosis
Sexual Relationships with Clients
Nonsexual Multiple Relationships and Other Boundary Issues
Culture, Context, and Individual Differences
Responding to Suicidal Risk
The Supervisory Relationship
American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Canadian Psychological Association Code of Ethics for Psychologists
American Psychological Association Committee on Legal Issue Strategies for Private Practitioners Coping with Subpoenas or Compelled Testimony for Client Records or Test Data
American Psychological Association Statement on Services by Telephone, Teleconferencing, and Internet
Patients' Mental Health Rights
Ethical Guidelines for Professional Care in a Managed Care Environment
Ethics Codes and Practice Guidelines for Assessment, Therapy, Counseling, and Forensic Practice
About the Authors
Name Index
Subject Index
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