Case law evidence shows that mental health professionals (MHPS) have lost cases in court because they based their professional action on the wrong definition of legal or ethical terminology. Many have also been sanctioned or their license revoked because of professional actions arising from a lack of clear understanding of these terminologies. This dictionary confronts this problem by providing MHPS with clear, concise, and functional definitions of many legal and ethical terminologies.
C. Emmanuel Ahia, Ph.D., JD is Associate Professor, Counseling Services, School of Education and Human Services, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 The Entries, A-Z Chapter 3 Appendix A: Code of Ethics: American Counseling Association Code of Ethics; Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct; America School Counselor Association; AAMFT Code of Ethics; Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Wor Chapter 4 Appendix B: State Professional Licensure Boards: Counselor Licensure Boards; Psychologist Licensure Boards; Social Work Licensure Boards Chapter 5 Appendix C: Some Mental Health-Related Acronyms Chapter 6 Appendix D: Mental Health Professional Organizations Online