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Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling, with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5th Edition

By Theodore P. Remley, Barbara P. Herlihy

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 14, 2015


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This authoritative resource, written by two counseling professors—one an attorney and the other an expert in ethics—explores the most difficult ethical, legal, and professional challenges in counseling in an easy-to-understand manner. Ideal for instructors who do not specialize in the topics presented, and for students who are learning about the counseling profession, Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling includes numerous case studies throughout not only to highlight difficult situations faced by counselors, but also to give readers the benefit of the authors’ best thinking on how to resolve the dilemmas. The complex legal, ethical, and professional counseling issues are analyzed and discussed in a manner that allows counselors to resolve challenging situations as they arise in their practice. Included is practical advice on how to manage ethical and legal issues such as using technology and social media, counseling minors and vulnerable adults, counseling clients who may be suicidal or violent, responding to subpoenas; setting boundaries with clients, students, and supervisees serving as gatekeepers for the counseling profession; developing a private practice, responding to complaints, and practicing in a diversity-sensitive manner. The topics are relevant for school counselors, clinical mental health counselors, college counselors, rehabilitation counselors, marriage and family counselors, substance abuse counselors, and counselors who practice in other specialties. As a text it is appropriate for undergraduate, master’s level, and doctoral level human services and counseling.

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Table of Contents

Section One: Foundations

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Professional Identity of Counselors

Chapter 3: Multicultural Competence and Social Justice


Section Two: Issues

Chapter 4: Client Rights and Counselor Responsibilities

Chapter 5: Confidentiality and Privileged Communication

Chapter 6: Records and Subpoenas

Chapter 7: Competence, Assessment, and Diagnosis

Chapter 8: Malpractice and Resolving Legal and Ethical Challenges

Chapter 9: Boundary Issues

Chapter 10: Technology in Counseling

Chapter 11: Counseling Children and Vulnerable Adults

Chapter 12: Counseling Families and Groups

Chapter 13: Professional Relationships, Private Practice, and Health Care Plans

Chapter 14: Issues in Counselor Education

Chapter 15: Supervision and Consultation

Chapter 16: Professional Writing, Conducting Research, and Publishing