Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions / Edition 3

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions / Edition 3

by Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey, Patrick Callanan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534080820

ISBN-13: 9780534080822

Pub. Date: 09/01/1987

Publisher: Brooks/Cole

Up-to-date, challenging, and provocative, this best-selling book, the acknowledged standard in the field, is a practical manual for dealing with the ethical issues that all professionals confront at the various stages in their development. The authors engage readers in a thoughtful, caring dialogue about crucial matters in the helping professions, such

Overview

Up-to-date, challenging, and provocative, this best-selling book, the acknowledged standard in the field, is a practical manual for dealing with the ethical issues that all professionals confront at the various stages in their development. The authors engage readers in a thoughtful, caring dialogue about crucial matters in the helping professions, such as:
How do the therapist's values and life experiences affect the therapeutic process? * What are the rights and responsibilities of client and helper? How can helping professionals determine their own level of competence? * How can therapists provide quality services for culturally diverse populations? * What are some major ethical issues facing practitioners in marital and family therapy? in group work? in community agencies? in private practice?
Emphasizing that ethical decision making is an ongoing process with no easy answers, the book offers a paradigm for decision-making and provides readers with the knowledge and understanding they need to effectively think through issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534080822
Publisher:
Brooks/Cole
Publication date:
09/01/1987
Series:
Psychology-Counseling Ser.
Edition description:
3rd ed
Pages:
441

Table of Contents

1Introduction to Professional Ethics2
The Focus of This Book2
Some Suggestions for Using This Book3
Professional Codes of Ethics5
Ethical Decision Making11
Steps in Making Ethical Decisions18
Self-Assessment: An Inventory of Your Attitudes and Beliefs About Professional and Ethical Issues22
2The Counselor as a Person and as a Professional34
Self-Awareness and the Influence of the Therapist's Personality and Needs36
Personal Therapy for Counselors40
Transference and Countertransference46
Client Dependence53
Manipulation Versus Collaboration57
Stress in the Counseling Profession58
Counselor Impairment62
Maintaining Vitality65
3Values and the Helping Relationship70
Clarifying Your Values and Their Role in Your Work72
The Ethics of Imposing Your Values on Clients75
The Role of Spiritual and Religious Values in Counseling85
End-of-Life Decisions94
Values Pertaining to Sexuality101
4Multicultural Perspectives and Diversity Issues108
The Need for a Multicultural Emphasis110
Ethics Codes in Multicultural Counseling115
Cultural Values and Assumptions in Therapy117
Addressing Sexual Orientation125
Matching Client and Counselor131
Multicultural Training for Counselors136
5Client Rights and Counselor Responsibilities146
The Client's Right to Give Informed Consent149
The Content of Informed Consent155
The Counselor's Responsibilities in Record Keeping163
Ethical Issues in Online Counseling168
Counseling Children and Adolescents174
Involuntary Commitment and Human Rights178
Malpractice Liability in the Helping Professions180
6Confidentiality: Ethical and Legal Issues194
Confidentiality, Privileged Communication, and Privacy196
The Duty to Warn and to Protect208
Protecting Children From Harm228
Confidentiality and HIV/AIDS-Related Issues233
7Managing Boundaries and Multiple Relationships244
Dual and Multiple Relationships in Perspective247
Controversies on Boundary Issues254
Bartering for Professional Services258
Giving or Receiving Gifts262
Social Relationships With Clients264
Sexual Attractions in the Client-Therapist Relationship267
Sexual Relationships: Ethical and Legal Issues272
A Special Case: Nonerotic Physical Contact With Clients283
Dealing With Suspected Unethical Behavior in Dual Relationships286
8Professional Competence and Training292
Therapist Competence: Ethical and Legal Aspects294
Ethical Issues in Training Therapists298
Professional Licensing and Credentialing308
Specialties Within the Mental health Professions310
Continuing Education and Demonstration of Competence311
Review, Consultation, and Supervision by Peers314
9Issues in Supervision and Consultation318
Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Supervision320
Multicultural Issues in Supervision331
Multiple Roles and Relationships in the Supervisory Process336
Ethical and Professional Issues in Consultation344
10Issues in Theory, Practice, and Research354
Developing a Counseling Stance357
The Division of Responsibility in Therapy359
Deciding on the Goals of Counseling360
The Use of Techniques in Counseling362
Diagnosis as a Professional Issue363
Using Tests in Counseling372
Counseling in a Managed Care Environment374
Ethical Issues in Psychotherapeutic Research383
11Ethical Issues in Couples and Family Therapy394
Ethical Standards in Couples and Family Therapy397
Contemporary Professional Issues400
Values in Couples and Family Therapy404
Gender-Sensitive Couples and Family Therapy407
Responsibilities of Couples and Family Therapists412
Confidentiality in Couples and Family Therapy413
Informed Consent in Couples and Family Therapy415
12Ethical Issues in Group Work420
Training and Supervision of Group Leaders423
Co-Leadership426
Ethical Issues in Group Membership426
Confidentiality in Groups431
Values in Group Counseling434
Diversity Issues in Group Work435
Uses and Abuses of Group Techniques437
The Consultation and Referral Process439
Issues Concerning Termination440
13Ethical Issues in Community Work444
The Community Mental Health Orientation448
Roles of Counselors Working in the Community450
The Value of Nonlicensed Workers459
Working Within a System461
Some Concluding Thoughts About Ethical Thinking469
References and Suggested Readings474
Name Index499
Subject Index503

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