Ethics of Professional Practice

ISBN-10: 0205308783

ISBN-13: 9780205308781

Edition: 2001

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This text addresses ethical issues and principles in human services professions including social work, counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. All of these professions must be sensitive to ethical standards and dilemmas, particularly given the increase in litigation surrounding ethical issues. This text leads the reader through a personal journey of discovery, assessment, and clarification of values and ethics. The focus of the text is to help the reader to assimilate ethical principles, thus becoming an ethical practitioner. The text reflects the ethical codes of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the American Psychological Association (APA). Sound pedagogy includes learning objectives, cases, and guided exercises, all intended to raise the reader's self-awareness of issues of values, ethics, and professional standards.
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List price: $117.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/25/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Richard D. Parsons , PhD, is a full professor in the Department of Counselor Education, at West Chester University. He has over 37 years of university teaching in counselor preparation programs. He has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Pennsylvania Counselor of Year award, and has authored or co-authored over 80 professional articles, book chapters, and books. His most recent books include Counseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice in 2014, Becoming a Skilled Counselor in 2013 (both with SAGE), and a series of four training texts for school counselors grouped under the title, Transforming Theory into Practice (Corwin Press). Additional recent works include Fundamentals of the Helping Process (Waveland Press), Counseling Strategies That Work!: Evidence-Based for School Counselors (Allyn & Bacon), and Counseling Strategies and Intervention Techniques (Allyn & Bacon). His current project finds him editing a 35-book series for SAGE Publications, 11 of which cover the common core competencies for counselor preparation as outlined by the Council for the Accreditation of Counselor Education and Related Programs (CACREP), with the remaining books targeting specialty areas.

Helping: The Role and Influence of the Helper
An Introduction to the Formal Process of Helping
The Helping Process: A Blending of Art and Science
The Helping Process: The Meeting of Client and Helper
The Role of the Client in the Process of Change
The Role of the Helper in the Process of Change
Helper Variables: What the Helper Brings to the Helping Relationship
Helper Values
Helper Orientation: A Theoretical Agenda for Helping
Helper Competencies: Issues of Knowledge and Skill
Helper Sensitivity to Diversity and Culture
The Ethics of Therapeutic Choice
Professionalization, Professional Ethic, and Personal Response
Ethics and Standards of Practice: The Profession's Response
Ethical Standards: Guidelines for Helping Others
Formal Ethical Standards: The Evolution of a Profession
Across the Professions: A Review of Ethical Standards of Practice
Common Concerns and Shared Values Across the Professions
From Professional Behavior to Personal Being
Ethics and the Law
The Helping Process as a Legal Contract
The Legal Foundation of Ethical Practice
Ethical Does Not Always Equal Legal
When Ethics and Legalities Collide
The Nature of The Helping Relationship
Ethical Conflicts: The System and the Interests of Others
Serving the Individual within a System
Ethical Culture of Social Systems
Who Is the Client?
When There Are Multiple Masters
Beyond Professional Standards: A Personal Moral Response
Informed Consent
The Rationale for Informed Consent
Informed Consent Across the Profession
Special Challenges to Informing for Consent
Beyond Professional Standards: A Personal Moral Response
What and When Warranted?
Confidentiality Across the Professions
Limits and Special Challenges to Confidentiality
Recent Legal Decisions
Confidentiality and Privilege Communications
Beyond Professional Standards: A Personal Moral Response
Boundaries and the Ethical Use of Power
Setting and Maintaining Professional Boundaries
Professional Objectivity: Essential to Professional Boundaries
Dual Relationship: rossing and/or Mixing Boundaries
Sexual Intimacy: A Clear Violation of Professional Boundaries
Recent Legal Decisions
Beyond Professional Standards: A Personal Moral Response
The Process of Helping
Efficacy of Treatment
Practicing Within the Realm of Competence
Professional Development: Knowing the State of the Profession
The Standard of Care: An Appropriate Treatment
Employing an Action Research Approach to Practice
The Use of Referral
Recent Legal Decisions
Beyond Professional Standards: A Personal Moral Response
Evaluation and Accountability
Monitoring and Evaluating Intervention Effects
Setting Treatment Goals and Objectives
Record Keeping
Recent Legal Decisions
Beyond Professional Standards: A Personal Moral Response. Epilogue
Professional Organizations
Codes of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice
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