Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide / Edition 2by Kenneth S. Pope, Melba J. T. Vasquez
Pub. Date: 01/28/1998
Thoroughly updated and expanded to include recent research findings, landmark legal decisions, the Hoffman Investigation Report, and changes in the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association, the new 5th edition of Ethics in/b>
The ethics book no psychology student or professional should be without
Thoroughly updated and expanded to include recent research findings, landmark legal decisions, the Hoffman Investigation Report, and changes in the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association, the new 5th edition of Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling covers the latest developments in ethical thinking, standards, and practice. You'll learn how to strengthen your ethical awareness, judgement, and decision-making.
Distinguished Emeritus Professor Don Meichenbaum described the 5th edition as 'a MUST READ book for both beginning and seasoned clinicians' and Professor David H. Barlow wrote, 'A stunningly good book. . . . If there is only one book you buy on ethics, this is the one.'
- Covers the many changes and challenges brought about by new technology, EHRs, videoconferencing, and texting, as well as practicing across state and provincial borders
- Discusses moral distress and moral courage
- Includes 5 chapters on different aspects of critical thinking about ethical challenges, including a chapter on 'Ethics Placebos, Cons, and Creative Cheating: A User's Guide'
- Deals with complex issue of culture, race, religion, sexual identity, sexual orientation, and politics
- Provides steps to strengthen ethics in organizations
- Offers guidance on responding to ethics, licensing, and malpractice complaints—not to imply that you'll need to after reading this book!
- Keeps the focus on practical, creative approaches to the responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities encountered by therapists and counselors in their work
Table of Contents
Ethical and Legal Codes and Complaints: Historical and Actuarial Foundations.
Trust, Power, and Caring.
Common Misperceptions That Interfere with Ethical Practice.
Competence in Practice.
Beginnings and Endings, Absences and Accessibility.
Informed Consent and Informed Refusal.
Assessment, Testing, and Diagnosis.
Sexual Relationships with Clients.
Nonsexual Multiple Relationships.
Cultural, Contextual, and Individual Differences.
Maintaining and Waiving Confidentiality.
Responding to Suicidal Risk.
The Supervisory Relationship.
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