Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, Updated with 2014 ACA Codes (Book Only)

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, Updated with 2014 ACA Codes (Book Only)

Language: English

Pages: 576

ISBN: 130538945X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Up-to-date and comprehensive, *including the ACA 2014 Code of Ethics,* this practical best-selling text provides students with the basis for discovering their own guidelines for helping within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. Respected authors Gerald Corey, Marianne Corey, Cindy Corey, and Patrick Callanan raise what they consider to be central issues, present a range of diverse views on the issues, discuss their position, and provide opportunities for students to refine their thinking and actively develop their own position. ISSUES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, 9th Edition, explores such questions as: What role do the therapist's personal values play in the counseling relationship? What ethical responsibilities and rights do clients and therapists have? What considerations are involved in adapting counseling practice to diverse client populations? With new material in every chapter and an emphasis on critical thinking, the ninth edition is useful for students as well as practicing professionals.

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identify and define an ethical dilemma: “What is the crux of the dilemma? Who is involved? What are the stakes? What are my values? What cultural and historical factors are in play? What insights does my client have regarding the dilemma? How is the client affected by the various aspects of the problem? What are my insights about the problem?” 2. Identify the potential issues involved. After the information is collected, list and describe the critical issues and discard the irrelevant ones.

licensing statutes, and the grounds for malpractice. You can also seek guidance from your professional organization on any specific concern relating to an ethical or legal situation. In addition, be sure you understand the current rules and regulations of the agency or organization where you work. 5. Obtain consultation. At this point, it is generally helpful to consult with colleagues to obtain different perspectives on the problem. Do not limit the individuals with whom you consult to those who

usually based on values 74 Chapter 3 and beliefs, and clients may adopt goals that the therapist thinks are beneficial. But if clients change the direction of their values without being aware of what they are doing, they are being deprived of self-determination (Brace, 1997). It may be appropriate at times for the therapist to do more than merely watch clients make “bad decisions” without interference. Bergin (1991) asserts that it is irresponsible for a therapist to fail to inform clients

are not just geographic terms but also represent philosophical, social, political, and cultural orientations. Within these broad divisions even greater differences can be found, but it seems clear that many Eastern values differ from those common to Western thinkers. Writers in the field of multicultural counseling allege that most contemporary theories of therapy and therapeutic practices are grounded in Western assumptions, yet most of the world differs from mainstream U.S. culture (Ivey,

major value conflicts? How do you determine that your referral will benefit or harm your client? Do counselors have an ethical obligation to reveal their religious beliefs prior to the onset of a professional relationship? If you are fully disclosing of your limitations and owning them as your problem, are you behaving ethically and legally? Should a client ever be surprised with the fact that you cannot continue working on problems that are problematic for you? To what degree does your informed

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