Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor

Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor

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Overview

Ethical practice is an essential aspect of counselor training. In order for counselors to competently work with clients, they must be well versed in ethical codes, ethical decision making, and legal issues impacting the profession. Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor provides the fundamentals of ethical practice, with emphasis on ethical decision making and is structured to facilitate the development of these skills. Authors Donna S. Sheperis, Stacy L. Henning, and Michael M. Kocet move the reader through a developmental process of understanding and applying ethical decision making. Individuals will be able to incorporate ethical practice into their understanding of the counseling process and integrate ethical decision making models into their counseling practice. This unique approach differs from existing texts because of its strong emphasis on practical decision making and focus on understanding the process of applying a standard ethical decision model to any ethical scenario. Students build a foundation in how to evaluate an ethical situation and feel confident that they have applied a set of decision models to reach the best decision.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483322339
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/16/2015
Series: Counseling and Professional Identity
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 392
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Ethical Decision Making and Ethical Practice
Foundational Ethical Principles
Mandatory Versus Aspirational Ethics
Understanding Personal Ethics and Values
Steps in the Ethical Decision-Making Process
Ethical Decision-Making Challenges
Avoiding Ethical Traps
Chapter 2: Ethical Decision-Making Models
Theory-Based Ethical Decision-Making Models
Practice-Based Ethical Decision-Making Models
Cultural-Based Ethical Decision-Making Models
Ethical Decision-Making Models for Specialty Practice
Application of Ethical Decision-Making Models
Chapter 3: Cultural Competency and Ethical Decision Making
Purposeful, Cultural, Ethical Decision Making
Demonstrating Cultural Sensitivity
Counselor Value-Based Conflicts Model (CVCM)
Roles and Types of Consultation
Chapter 4: Relational Ethical Decision Making
Nine Core Values Promoting Ethical Practice
The Relational Ethical Decision-Making Model
The Brief Ethical Decision-Making Model
Chapter 5: Ethics and the Counseling Relationship
Scientific Bases for Treatment
How to Review Professional Research Related to Counseling
Unproven or Developing Techniques
Counselor Competence
Counselor Impairment
Chapter 6: Informed Consent
Purpose of Informed Consent
Informed Consent and Specific Practices
Chapter 7: Confidentiality and Record Keeping
Elements of Confidentiality
Breaching Confidentiality
Confidentiality and Specific Practices
Confidentiality, Culture, and Context
Record Keeping
Chapter 8: Ethical Decision Making and Managing Professional Boundaries
Professional Boundaries
Employing an Ethical Decision-Making Model
Boundaries and Contextual Considerations
Chapter 9: Minors
Confidentiality
Working With School Systems
Cultural and Contextual Competence
Chapter 10: Ethics in Family and Group Counseling
Specialized Practices for Group and Family Counseling
Counselor Competency
Confidentiality and Privacy
Advocacy
Chapter 11: Counselor Education and Supervision
Counselor Educators
Gatekeeping: Orientation, Evaluation, and Remediation
Clinical Supervisors
Students and Counselors in Training
Culture and Context
Chapter 12: Challenges to Ethical Practice in the 21st Century
Personal Challenges
Employment Challenges
Policy Challenges
Technological Challenges
Chapter 13: Resolving Ethical Issues
Ethics Versus the Law
Ethics in Credentialing Bodies
Adjudication Processes
What Counselors Should Do When They Are Accused of Ethical Misconduct
What to Do When You Suspect Someone Else of an Ethical Transgression
Chapter 14: Social Justice and Advocacy
Social Justice
Advocacy in Counseling
Professional Advocacy
Social Justice and Advocacy: Foundations of Ethical Practice

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