Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide / Edition 3

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Overview

Praise for Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Fourth Edition

"A stunningly good book. . . . If there is only one book you buy on ethics, this is the one."
David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Boston University

"The Fourth Edition continues to be the gold standard. . . . a must-read in every counseling/therapy training program. It is that good and valuable."
Derald Wing Sue, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

"A must-have for therapists at every step of their career from student to wise elder."
Bonnie Strickland, PhD, former president, American Psychological Association

"This Fourth Edition of the best book in its field has much timely new material. . . . A brilliant addition is an exploration of how reasonable people can conscientiously follow the same ethical principles yet reach different conclusions . . . an essential sourcebook."
Patrick O'Neill, PhD, former president, Canadian Psychological Association

"Essential for all practicing mental health professionals and students."
Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, President, American Board of Professional Psychology

"I particularly enjoyed the chapter on ethical practice in the electronic world, which was informative even to this highly tech-savvy psychologist. The chapter on responses to the interrogations issue is destined to be a classic. . . . Bravo! Mandatory reading."
Laura Brown, PhD, ABPP, 2010 President, APA Division of Trauma Psychology

"There's no better resource to have at your fingertips."
Eric Drogin, JD, PhD, ABPP, former chair, APA Committee on Professional Practice and Standards and APA Committee on Legal Issues

"Two of psychology's national treasures, Drs. Ken Pope and Melba Vasquez walk the walk of psychotherapy ethics. Simply the best book in its genre."
John Norcross, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Fellow, University of Scranton

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: 9780787994006
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/9/2007
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,257,982
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth S. Pope is in independent practice as a licensed psychologist. 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.

Melba J. T. Vasquez is a psychologist in private practice. She served on the APA Ethics Committee, the APA Ethics Committee Task Force for Revision of 1992 Ethics Code, and the APA Board of Social and Ethical Responsibility. She is the 2011 President-Elect of the APA.

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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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