Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling, Updated

Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling, Updated

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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.
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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 190.5 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 748.44g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131128140
  • 9780131128149

Table of contents


1. Introduction

2. Professional Identity of Counselors

3. Professional Practice in a Multicultural Society


4. Client Welfare and Informed Consent

5. Confidentiality and Privileged Communication

6. Records and Subpoenas

7. Competence and Malpractice

8. Boundary Issues

9. Counseling Children and Vulnerable Adults

10. Counseling Families and Groups

11. Evaluation, Testing, and Diagnosis

12. Professional Relationships and Private Practice

13. Technology and Health Care Plans

14. Issues in Counselor Education

15. Supervision and Consultation

16. Research and Publications

17. Resolving Legal and Ethical Issues


A. American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

B. Contact Information

C. American Counseling Association Cross-Cultural Competencies

D. Association for Specialists in Group Work: Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers

E. Counseling Disclosure and Agreement Forms

F. Client Request Form to Transfer Records

G. Clinical Supervision Model Agreement

H. APA Record Keeping Guidelines

I. Examples of Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Statutes

J. ACA Standards for the Internet

K. Clinical Supervision Model Agreement

L. Ethical Guidelines for Counseling Supervisors


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