An engaging text that covers ethical choices in a variety of counseling settings
Helping professionals assist people with complex and sometimes highly personal problems. This often means delving into many aspects of human behavior spanning a wide spectrum of relationships, organizational settings, and other interwoven circumstances and situations. Doing this in a professional manner requires an ethical awareness that is both well informed and effectively practiced.
Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional takes mental health professionals on a wide-ranging tour of ethicscovering both the theoretical as well as practical aspects of providing sound, ethical care. Coverage goes beyond a laundry-list approach to rules of conduct, and plumbs the philosophical roots embedded in today's professional codes. Engaging case studies explore how ethical rules and principles apply in various real-world settings and specialties.
After covering ethical philosophies, codes, and standards, Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional further discusses:
- The helping relationship from beginning to end
- Confidentiality and trust
- Boundaries, roles, and limits
- Assessment: peering through the right lens
- Research, efficacy, and competence
In addition, this reader-friendly guide includes the specifics of counseling in settings such as:
- Private practice
- Rehabilitation counseling
- Couples and family counseling
- Addictions counseling
- Teaching, mentoring, and supervision
- Multicultural settings and situations
A unique and comprehensive resource, Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional challenges students and professionals to consider both the process and the content of making ethical choices as a helping professional.
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