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Christian Counseling Ethics A Handbook for Therapists, Pastors and Counselors

ISBN-10: 0830818928
ISBN-13: 9780830818921
Edition: 1997
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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 6/9/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

A client raises spiritual questions. Can a Christian therapist working in a government agency talk with a client about faith?A young couple with two children asks a Christian counselor to help them negotiate an end to their marriage. What responsibility does the counselor have to try to repair the relationship?A youth group member confidentially reveals to the pastor that he is taking drugs. Should the pastor tell the boy's parents?A counselor who teaches a college course has a client show up for class. What should she do?These are just a few of the complex dilemmas that therapists, counselors and pastors face nearly every day. Handling these situations appropriately is critical for both the client's progress and the professional's personal credibility and protection from liability.State and federal codes, professional association statements and denominational guidelines have been drawn up to address ethical issues like competence, confidentiality, multiple relationships, public statements, third parties and documentation. In this book you'll find them all compiled and interpreted in light of Christian faith and practice.Written by qualified professional counselors and respected academic instructors, this book is an indispensable resource for understanding and applying ethics in Christian counseling today.

Embracing Our Ethical Mandate
Ethical Issues in Mental Health
Responses to Codes of Ethics
Christian Mental Health Care Today
Cultural and Religious Trends
The Christian Mental Health Professional
Ethics and Scripture-- Ethics and God''s Call
Psychotherapy & Christian Ethics
"Ethics" Versus "Christian Ethics"
Professional Ethics
Ethics in Context and as Content
Ethical Theory
Social Ethics, Public Policy and Consensus
The Christian Practitioner
Essential Elements for Ethical Counsel
ConfidentialityInformed Consent to Treatment
Documentation
Ending Treatment
Dual Relationships
Qualifications of the Christian Mental Health Professional
Defining Competence
Ten Guidelines for Improving the Competence of Christian Clinicians
Pastors Who Counsel
Pastoral Counseling in Context
The Pastor as Shepherd
Integrity of the Pastor
The Ethics of Referral
Boundary Issues
General Guidelines for Pastoral Counseling
Sexual Misconduct & the Abuse of Power
Incidence of Sexual Misconduct
Ethical Standards
Patients Are Harmed
Patients Most Likely to Be Abused
Sexual Misconduct and the Abuse of Power
Other Types of Abuse of Power
The Abusing Therapist
Rehabilitation of Abusing Therapists
Prevention
Christian Responses to the Unethical Healer
A Survey of Christian Counselors and Ethical Behavior
Results of the Survey
Conclusions Reached
The Response to the Impaired Healer
When to Take Action
Issues in Counseling Ethics
Ethics in Marital Therapy & Premarital Counseling
Ethical Principles
Christian Ethics
Professional Ethics
Integrative Ethics
Ethical Theories
Ethical Themes
Issues Arising in Professional Practice
Issues Arising from Theological Views
Issues Arising from Research and Practice
The Homosexual Client
Principle A: Competence
Principle B: Integrity
Principle C: Professional and Scientific Responsibility
Prinicple D: Respect for People''s Rights and Dignity
Principle E: Concern for Others'' Welfare
Principle F: Social Responsibility
The Child Client
Protection of Children
Child Abuse
Children''s Rights
Discipline
Informed Consent
Confidentiality
Participation in Direction of Treatment
Spiritual Issues
Clients with Chronic Conditions
Professional Codes of Ethics
Chronic Clinical Conditions
Sources of Bias
Ethical Issues and the Chronic Patient
A Christian Perspective on the Chronic Patient
Deprogramming
Families Can Overreact
Abusing Authority
Satanic Ritual Abuse and Brainwashing
When Cult Is an Unfair Label
The Hazards of Extreme Beliefs
Available Alternatives
Counseling Contexts
Business Ethics in Mental Health Service
The Business of Mental Health
Truth in Advertising
Payment for Services
Interactions Inside and Outside the Workplace
Lay Counselor Training
Ethical and Legal Issues
Confidentiality
Competency
Choice
Possible Hazards Faced by the Lay Counselor
Proper Evaluation of Lay Counselors
Ethical Issues in Special Settings: An Interview with Stephen H. Allison & Richard L. Price
Ethical Issues in Military and University Counseling
Issues Beyond the Ethics Code
Conflict Between Ethics and Organizations
Spiritual Resources in Counseling
Ethical Dilemmas in Secular Settings
Suggestions for the Young Professional
Forensic Psychology
The Nature of Forensic Psychology
Professional Guidelines and Codes of Conduct
Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists
Ethical Issues in For

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