Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide / Edition 4

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Overview

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.

Examines interplay of needs of clients, values of therapist, formal standards, legal obligations & external factors.

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Provides guidance in areas in which ethical dilemmas occur and offers insights into confronting and honoring the ethical responsibilities inherent in the work of mental health practitioners. Explores issues of informed consent, sexual and nonsexual relationships with clients, cultural difference, and confidentiality. Includes appendices of codes of conduct and ethical principles for psychologists, and guidelines for ethical counseling in a managed care environment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470633076
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 457,322
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Helping Without Hurting: Enhancing Ethical Awareness 1
2 Ethical and Legal Codes and Complaints: Historical, Actuarial, and Empirical Foundations 19
3 Trust, Power, and Caring 40
4 Common Misperceptions That Interfere with Ethical Practice 49
5 The Human Therapist 59
6 Asking Questions: A Case Study in Questioning Claims from the Recovered Memory Controversy 69
7 Beginnings and Endings, Absences and Accessibility 109
8 Informed Consent and Informed Refusal 126
9 Assessment, Testing, and Diagnosis 143
10 Sexual Relationships with Clients 160
11 Nonsexual Multiple Relationships 190
12 Cultural, Contextual, and Individual Differences 210
13 Maintaining and Waiving Confidentiality 223
14 Responding to Suicidal Risk 244
15 The Supervisory Relationship 262
App. A Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct 275
App. B Patients' Mental Health Rights 315
App. C Ethical Guidelines for Professional Care in a Managed Care Environment 320
App. D Sample Informed Consent Form 325
References 331
About the Authors 361
Name Index 365
Subject Index 373
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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    A great asset for any psychology student

    Very in-depth for ethics study in the psychology field. A must have for any student of psychology but a great resource for any professional.

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