Ethics for Psychotherapists and Counselors: A Proactive Approach / Edition 1

Ethics for Psychotherapists and Counselors: A Proactive Approach / Edition 1

by Sharon K. Anderson, Mitchell M. Handelsman
     
 

Ethics for Psychotherapists and Counselors is the first ethics book designed to engage students and psychotherapists in the process of developing a professional identity that integrates their personal values with the ethics and traditions of their discipline. Anderson and Handelsman present positive discussions accompanied by a variety of thought-provoking

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Ethics for Psychotherapists and Counselors is the first ethics book designed to engage students and psychotherapists in the process of developing a professional identity that integrates their personal values with the ethics and traditions of their discipline. Anderson and Handelsman present positive discussions accompanied by a variety of thought-provoking exercises, case scenarios, and writing assignments to introduce readers to all the major ethical issues in psychotherapy.

The authors are psychologists, trainers of psychotherapists, researchers in the field, and former clients. They appreciate that the professional journey is challenging, ongoing, and sometimes counterintuitive. In this book, they help readers achieve excellence as counselors and psychotherapists by integrating the ethics of psychotherapy with readers’ own backgrounds, values, and ideals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405177665
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/27/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,306,123
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors vi

Preface vii

Introduction 1

Part I Taking Stock 15

1 Basics of Awareness: Knowing Yourself 17

2 Basics of Awareness: Privilege and Social Responsibility 37

3 The Process of Acculturation: Developing Your Professional Ethical Identity 45

Part II The Nuts and Bolts of Psychotherapy Ethics 69

4 The Ethical Culture of Psychotherapy 71

5 "I Can't Believe It's Not Therapy!": Boundaries of the Psychotherapy Relationship 95

6 Confidentiality: A Critical Element of Trust in the Relationship 123

7 Informed Consent: The Three-Legged Stool 145

8 Making the Most of Supervision 171

9 Ending Psychotherapy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ethical 191

Part III The Ethical Ceiling 209

10 Putting It All Together: Toward Ethical Excellence 211

Appendix A Possible Information to Be Shared with Clients 227

Appendix B Policy Areas 231

References 235

Author Index 243

Subject Index 247

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