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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
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