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Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Theodore P. Remley, Barbara P. Herlihy

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 7, 2009

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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.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Section I: Foundations

Chapter 1         Introduction

Chapter 2         Professional Identity of Counselors

Chapter 3         Professional Practice in a Multicultural Society

Section II: Issues

Chapter 4         Client Rights and Counselor Responsibilities

Chapter 5         Confidentiality and Privileged Communication

Chapter 6         Records, Subpoenas, and Technology

Chapter 7         Competence and Malpractice

Chapter 8         Boundary Issues

Chapter 9         Counseling Children and Vulnerable Adults

Chapter 10       Counseling Families and Groups

Chapter 11       Evaluation, Testing, and Diagnosis

Chapter 12       Professional Relationships, Private Practice, and Health Care Plans

Chapter 13       Issues in Counselor Education

Chapter 14       Supervision and Consultation

Chapter 15       Research and Publications

Chapter 16       Resolving Legal and Ethical Issues

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

Appendix B      Contact Information

Appendix C     Counseling Disclosure and Agreement Forms

Appendix D     Client Request Form to Transfer Records

Appendix E      Clinical Supervision Model Agreement

Appendix F      Guidelines for Counseling Case Notes

Appendix G     Examples of Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Statutes

Appendix H     Clinical Supervision Model Agreement


Author Index

Subject Index

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