Dictionary of Ethical and Legal Terms and Issues: The Essential Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Dictionary of Ethical and Legal Terms and Issues: The Essential Guide for Mental Health Professionals

by Len Sperry
     
 

The professional practice of counseling and mental health can often be complex and litigious. While there are many professional ethics textbooks, there are few, if any, supporting resources to assist in mastering basic terminology, or to offer easy access to important legal opinions in everyday practice.

The Dictionary of Ethical and Legal Terms and Issues

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Overview

The professional practice of counseling and mental health can often be complex and litigious. While there are many professional ethics textbooks, there are few, if any, supporting resources to assist in mastering basic terminology, or to offer easy access to important legal opinions in everyday practice.

The Dictionary of Ethical and Legal Terms and Issues is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike who need to navigate that complexity. The book blends ethical, legal, and professional issues along with a dictionary for the mental health professional in one handy volume.

An essential resource in any professional library, this book will be of interest to anyone who needs a ready guide to the myriad ethical and legal terms and issues encountered in both training and practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415953221
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Counseling at Florida Atlantic University and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in both psychiatry and clinical psychology, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and has published more than 400 articles and chapters and some 50 professional books.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Dictionary of Ethical and Legal Terms. Part II: Ethical Issues. Boundaries, Boundary Crossing and Violations. Clinician Competency. Community Values and Ethical Decision Making. Complementary and Alternative Counseling Interventions. Confidentiality. Cultural Factors in Ethical Decision Making. Ethical Decision Making Strategy. Ethical Perspectives. Ethical Theories Impacting Clinical Practice. Ethics Audit of Your Clinical Practice. Informed Consent. Internet Counseling Ethics. Organizational Dynamics and Organizational Ethics. Religion, Spirituality and Ethics. Technology and Ethics. Using Case Material in Presentations and Publications. Part III: Legal Issues. ADA. Billing and Fees. Bartering. Child Custody. Client Complaints. Competency (Client). Confidentiality, Limits To. Conflict of Interests. Diminished Capacity. Depositions. Duties to Third Parties. Duty to Warn and Duty to Protect. End of Life Considerations. Expert Testimony I. Expert Testimony II: Frye and Daubert Tests. HIPPA. Liability, Direct and Indirect. Malpractice. Mandatory Reporting. Record Keeping. Repressed and Recovered Memories. Sexual Misconduct. Subpoenas, Responding To. Terminating Counseling/Therapy. Testimonial Privilege. Part IV: Appendix. Key Legal Cases and Legislation Impacting Mental Health Practice. Cases Addressing Immunity From Liability in Breaching Confidentiality. Cases Addressing Duty to Warn/Duty to Protect. Cases Addressing Client-Practitioner Privileged Communication/Confidentiality. Cases Addressing Liability in Clinical Supervision. Cases Addressing Negligence in Academic Advisement. Cases Addressing Mandatory Reporting. Cases Addressing Harassment. Cases Addressing Abortion Counseling. Cases Addressing School Curriculum. Cases Addressing ADHD. Cases Addressing Educational Placement. Legislation Influencing School Counseling Practice.

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