- Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling, 3/E
- ISBN-10: 0137016719 • ISBN-13: 9780137016716
- ©2010 • Pearson • Paper, 352 pp
- Published 03/13/2009
For undergraduate and graduate courses in Counseling Ethics, Legal Issues in Counseling; a supplement for Introduction to Counseling, Practicum, or Internship courses.
From two leading scholars in the field of counseling, and written specifically for the future practicing counselor, this comprehensive volume offers an in-depth examination of the counseling profession. The authors approach each professional issue in counseling from both an ethical and a legal point of view, offering readers a complete, integrated exploration of all facets. Difficult issues are addressed in a straightforward manner, and practical, realistic advice is proffered through vignettes that showcase typical situations and dilemmas faced by practicing counselors.
NEW–Separate multicultural chapter–Covering ethical and legal issues involved in working with diverse clients and other counseling professionals, this chapter discusses diversity in culture, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. The chapter also examines what it means to be multiculturally competent and the helper's role as a client advocat. (Chapter 3)
~Ensures students are acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their clients in our ever increasingly diverse society.
NEW–Chapter on technology and on healthcare plans–looks at the ethical and legal aspects of issues like electronic storage of client records and communicating with clients and others via the telephone, answering machines, and email. The chapter also examines the broad range of issues that helpers must keep in mind when working with client health care plans. (Chapter 13)
~Makes students aware of their ethical responsibilities and legal liabilities when the use technology as a tool in conducting their practice and when they work with insurance plans.
NEW—Separate chapter on client welfare and informed consent—including substantial discussions of legal issues and of informed consent in both medicine and mental health.
~Provides indepth coverage of these foundational issues.
Unique indepth coverage of legal issues as well as ethics–The only text written by both a lawyer and a expert in ethics, all issues in the text are examined from both a legal and an ethical perspective.
~Helps counselors understand not only their ethical obligations but their legal rights and responsibiliies.
Integrated coverage of diversity considerations–Every chapter examines diversity issues related to each topic. (See the detailed table of contents for the "Diversity Considerations" in each chapter.)
~Reinforces the Familiarizes readers with the requirements they must meet at various levels of “recognition”–helps students ready their portfolios for the demands of whatever level of certification they seek.
A brace of helpful appendices–including specific reproducible forms, APA record keeping guidelines, contact information, guidelines for web-counseling, and more.
~Introduces readers to the standards and regulations of national counseling organizations–creates a ready-to-use portfolio of key agreements students can use straight away in their first practices.
Extensive case studies and scenerios–throughout the text.
~These case in every chapter help make concepts conrete and gives readers practice in (1) recognizing ethical and legal dilemmas and (2) solving ethical dilemmas.
Section I: Foundations
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Professional Identity of Counselors
Chapter 3 Professional Practice in a Multicultural Society
Section II: Issues
Chapter 4 Client Rights and Counselor Responsibilities
Chapter 5 Confidentiality and Privileged Communication
Chapter 6 Records, Subpoenas, and Technology
Chapter 7 Competence and Malpractice
Chapter 8 Boundary Issues
Chapter 9 Counseling Children and Vulnerable Adults
Chapter 10 Counseling Families and Groups
Chapter 11 Evaluation, Testing, and Diagnosis
Chapter 12 Professional Relationships, Private Practice, and Health Care Plans
Chapter 13 Issues in Counselor Education
Chapter 14 Supervision and Consultation
Chapter 15 Research and Publications
Chapter 16 Resolving Legal and Ethical Issues
Appendix A American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
Appendix B Contact Information
Appendix C Counseling Disclosure and Agreement Forms
Appendix D Client Request Form to Transfer Records
Appendix E Clinical Supervision Model Agreement
Appendix F Guidelines for Counseling Case Notes
Appendix G Examples of Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Statutes
Appendix H Clinical Supervision Model Agreement
Remley/Herlihy, Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling 3e
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From two leading scholars in the field of counseling, and written specifically for the future practicing counselor, this comprehensive volume offers an in-depth examination of professional issues in the counseling profession. The authors approach each professional issue from both an ethical and a legal point-of-view, offering readers a thorough exploration of each issue. Typical situations and dilemmas that counseling practitioners encounter are presented in each chapter, and are also depicted in scenarios that can be found in the video lab on MyHelpingLab. These examples allow students to imagine what they would think, feel, and do if confronted with the situation, as well as ways to avoid similar ethical and legal conflicts.
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