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.
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 TrapsChapter 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 ModelsChapter 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 ConsultationChapter 4: Relational Ethical Decision Making Nine Core Values Promoting Ethical Practice The Relational Ethical Decision-Making Model The Brief Ethical Decision-Making ModelChapter 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 ImpairmentChapter 6: Informed Consent Purpose of Informed Consent Informed Consent and Specific PracticesChapter 7: Confidentiality and Record Keeping Elements of Confidentiality Breaching Confidentiality Confidentiality and Specific Practices Confidentiality, Culture, and Context Record KeepingChapter 8: Ethical Decision Making and Managing Professional Boundaries Professional Boundaries Employing an Ethical Decision-Making Model Boundaries and Contextual ConsiderationsChapter 9: Minors Confidentiality Working With School Systems Cultural and Contextual CompetenceChapter 10: Ethics in Family and Group Counseling Specialized Practices for Group and Family Counseling Counselor Competency Confidentiality and Privacy AdvocacyChapter 11: Counselor Education and Supervision Counselor Educators Gatekeeping: Orientation, Evaluation, and Remediation Clinical Supervisors Students and Counselors in Training Culture and ContextChapter 12: Challenges to Ethical Practice in the 21st Century Personal Challenges Employment Challenges Policy Challenges Technological ChallengesChapter 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 TransgressionChapter 14: Social Justice and Advocacy Social Justice Advocacy in Counseling Professional Advocacy Social Justice and Advocacy: Foundations of Ethical Practice