A main resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in Counseling Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling; or as a supplement for Introduction to Counseling, Practicum, or Internship courses.
From two leading scholars in the field of counseling, written specifically for the future practicing counselor, this comprehensive volume offers an in-depth examination of the counseling profession.
Thoroughly revised in this new edition, the authors continue to 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. The robust selection of chapters will prepare students of counseling and other pre-mental health professionals with the greatest range and depth of ethical and legal issues facing the counseling profession today. In this revision, the authors have maintained the unique and superior qualities they wrote to set this text apart from others in the field, however, made the necessary updates and changes appropriate for the current time in counseling practice. Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling, 4/e, will be a mainstay text and guided resource for counselors preparing for their own practice, a trusted volume that they will likely keep on their professional bookshelf to reference and revisit for years to come.
BRIEF CONTENTS Section I: Foundations 1 Chapter 1 Introduction 2 Chapter 2 Professional Identity of Counselors 25 Chapter 3 Ethical Practice, Multicultural Competence, and Social Justice 57 Section II: Issues 79 Chapter 4 Client Rights and Counselor Responsibilities 80 Chapter 5 Confidentiality and Privileged Communication 106 Chapter 6 Records, Subpoenas, and Technology 130 Chapter 7 Competence and Malpractice 165 Chapter 8 Boundary Issues 196 Chapter 9 Counseling Children and Vulnerable Adults 224 Chapter 10 Counseling Families and Groups 250 Chapter 11 Evaluation, Testing, and Diagnosis 272 Chapter 12 Professional Relationships, Private Practice, and Health Care Plans 290 Chapter 13 Issues in Counselor Education 319 Chapter 14 Supervision and Consultation 339 Chapter 15 Professional Writing, Conducting Research, and Publishing 361 Chapter 16 Resolving Legal and Ethical Issues 381 Appendix A ACA Code of Ethics 395 Appendix B Contact Information 428 Appendix C Counseling Disclosure and Agreement Forms 430 Appendix D Client Request Form to Transfer Records 438 Appendix E Client Permission Form to Record Counseling Session for Supervision Purposes 439 Appendix F Guidelines for Counseling Case Notes 440 Appendix G