Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-07-10
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Up-to-date and challenging, this best-selling text is a practical manual that helps future and current professionals deal with ethical issues that they will confront at the various stages in their development. The authors provide readers with the basis for discovering their own guidelines within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. They raise what they consider to be central issues, present a range of diverse views on these issues, discuss their position, and provide readers with many opportunities to refine their own thinking and to actively develop their own position. The authors explore such questions as: What role do the therapist's personal values play in the counseling relationship? What ethical responsibilities and rights do clients and therapists have? What considerations are involved in adapting counseling practice to diverse client populations?

Table of Contents

Introduction to Professional Ethicsp. 2
The Focus of This Bookp. 2
Some Suggestions for Using This Bookp. 3
Professional Codes of Ethicsp. 5
Ethical Decision Makingp. 11
Steps in Making Ethical Decisionsp. 18
Self-Assessment: An Inventory of Your Attitudes and Beliefs About Professional and Ethical Issuesp. 22
The Counselor as a Person and as a Professionalp. 34
Self-Awareness and the Influence of the Therapist's Personality and Needsp. 36
Personal Therapy for Counselorsp. 40
Transference and Countertransferencep. 46
Client Dependencep. 53
Manipulation Versus Collaborationp. 57
Stress in the Counseling Professionp. 58
Counselor Impairmentp. 62
Maintaining Vitalityp. 65
Values and the Helping Relationshipp. 70
Clarifying Your Values and Their Role in Your Workp. 72
The Ethics of Imposing Your Values on Clientsp. 75
The Role of Spiritual and Religious Values in Counselingp. 85
End-of-Life Decisionsp. 94
Values Pertaining to Sexualityp. 101
Multicultural Perspectives and Diversity Issuesp. 108
The Need for a Multicultural Emphasisp. 110
Ethics Codes in Multicultural Counselingp. 115
Cultural Values and Assumptions in Therapyp. 117
Addressing Sexual Orientationp. 125
Matching Client and Counselorp. 131
Multicultural Training for Counselorsp. 136
Client Rights and Counselor Responsibilitiesp. 146
The Client's Right to Give Informed Consentp. 149
The Content of Informed Consentp. 155
The Counselor's Responsibilities in Record Keepingp. 163
Ethical Issues in Online Counselingp. 168
Counseling Children and Adolescentsp. 174
Involuntary Commitment and Human Rightsp. 178
Malpractice Liability in the Helping Professionsp. 180
Confidentiality: Ethical and Legal Issuesp. 194
Confidentiality, Privileged Communication, and Privacyp. 196
The Duty to Warn and to Protectp. 208
Protecting Children From Harmp. 228
Confidentiality and HIV/AIDS-Related Issuesp. 233
Managing Boundaries and Multiple Relationshipsp. 244
Dual and Multiple Relationships in Perspectivep. 247
Controversies on Boundary Issuesp. 254
Bartering for Professional Servicesp. 258
Giving or Receiving Giftsp. 262
Social Relationships With Clientsp. 264
Sexual Attractions in the Client-Therapist Relationshipp. 267
Sexual Relationships: Ethical and Legal Issuesp. 272
A Special Case: Nonerotic Physical Contact With Clientsp. 283
Dealing With Suspected Unethical Behavior in Dual Relationshipsp. 286
Professional Competence and Trainingp. 292
Therapist Competence: Ethical and Legal Aspectsp. 294
Ethical Issues in Training Therapistsp. 298
Professional Licensing and Credentialingp. 308
Specialties Within the Mental health Professionsp. 310
Continuing Education and Demonstration of Competencep. 311
Review, Consultation, and Supervision by Peersp. 314
Issues in Supervision and Consultationp. 318
Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Supervisionp. 320
Multicultural Issues in Supervisionp. 331
Multiple Roles and Relationships in the Supervisory Processp. 336
Ethical and Professional Issues in Consultationp. 344
Issues in Theory, Practice, and Researchp. 354
Developing a Counseling Stancep. 357
The Division of Responsibility in Therapyp. 359
Deciding on the Goals of Counselingp. 360
The Use of Techniques in Counselingp. 362
Diagnosis as a Professional Issuep. 363
Using Tests in Counselingp. 372
Counseling in a Managed Care Environmentp. 374
Ethical Issues in Psychotherapeutic Researchp. 383
Ethical Issues in Couples and Family Therapyp. 394
Ethical Standards in Couples and Family Therapyp. 397
Contemporary Professional Issuesp. 400
Values in Couples and Family Therapyp. 404
Gender-Sensitive Couples and Family Therapyp. 407
Responsibilities of Couples and Family Therapistsp. 412
Confidentiality in Couples and Family Therapyp. 413
Informed Consent in Couples and Family Therapyp. 415
Ethical Issues in Group Workp. 420
Training and Supervision of Group Leadersp. 423
Co-Leadershipp. 426
Ethical Issues in Group Membershipp. 426
Confidentiality in Groupsp. 431
Values in Group Counselingp. 434
Diversity Issues in Group Workp. 435
Uses and Abuses of Group Techniquesp. 437
The Consultation and Referral Processp. 439
Issues Concerning Terminationp. 440
Ethical Issues in Community Workp. 444
The Community Mental Health Orientationp. 448
Roles of Counselors Working in the Communityp. 450
The Value of Nonlicensed Workersp. 459
Working Within a Systemp. 461
Some Concluding Thoughts About Ethical Thinkingp. 469
References and Suggested Readingsp. 474
Name Indexp. 499
Subject Indexp. 503
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