Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional: Cultural and Philosophical Foundations / Edition 1

Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional: Cultural and Philosophical Foundations / Edition 1

by Rita Sommers-Flanagan, John Sommers-Flanagan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471738107

ISBN-13: 9780471738107

Pub. Date: 12/11/2006

Publisher: Wiley

An engaging text that covers ethical choices in a variety of counseling settings

Helping professionals assist people with complex and sometimes highly personal problems. This often means delving into many aspects of human behavior spanning a wide spectrum of relationships, organizational settings, and other interwoven circumstances and situations. Doing this in a

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An engaging text that covers ethical choices in a variety of counseling settings

Helping professionals assist people with complex and sometimes highly personal problems. This often means delving into many aspects of human behavior spanning a wide spectrum of relationships, organizational settings, and other interwoven circumstances and situations. Doing this in a professional manner requires an ethical awareness that is both well informed and effectively practiced.

Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional takes mental health professionals on a wide-ranging tour of ethics—covering both the theoretical as well as practical aspects of providing sound, ethical care. Coverage goes beyond a laundry-list approach to rules of conduct, and plumbs the philosophical roots embedded in today's professional codes. Engaging case studies explore how ethical rules and principles apply in various real-world settings and specialties.

After covering ethical philosophies, codes, and standards, Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional further discusses:

  • The helping relationship from beginning to end
  • Confidentiality and trust
  • Boundaries, roles, and limits
  • Assessment: peering through the right lens
  • Research, efficacy, and competence

In addition, this reader-friendly guide includes the specifics of counseling in settings such as:

  • Agencies
  • Private practice
  • Schools
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Couples and family counseling
  • Addictions counseling
  • Teaching, mentoring, and supervision
  • Multicultural settings and situations

A unique and comprehensive resource, Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional challenges students and professionals to consider both the process and the content of making ethical choices as a helping professional.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471738107
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/11/2006
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
585,163
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

About the Contributors.

Preface.

Section One: The Foundation.

One. Counseling Ethics and the Big Picture.

Two. Philosophical and Culture: Roots and Prisms.

Three. Ethics Codes, Codes of Conduct, Employer Policies, and the Law.

Four. Professional Identity Development: Values and Definitions.

Section Two: The Day to Day Challenges Common to All.

Five. The Helping Relationship: From Beginning to End.

Six. Confidentiality and Trust.

Seven. Boundaries, Roles, and Limits.

Eight. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing: Peering Through the Right Lenses.

Nine. Competence, Accountability, and Research: How We Know What We Should Know.

Section Three: Specific Specialties and Professional Identities.

Ten. Counseling in the Schools, (By John Sommers-Flanagan, Nancy Bodenhorn, and Rita Sommers-Flanagan).

Eleven. Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, and Career Counseling.

Twelve. More Specialties: Families, Couples, Rehabilitation, Addictions, Pastoral.

Thirteen. Teaching, Mentoring, Supervision.

Epilogue.

References.

Appendix A: Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

About the DVD.

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