Ethics for Counselors
“It is one thing to discuss these matters clearly and often, but it is another to make them living experiences for the reader. I am particularly impressed by the many ways in which the authors strive to involve the readers, whether it be by presenting dilemmas to consider or spelling out activities that highlight the points under consideration. This not only is a book that students will read with interest and enthusiasm, it also is one that will make the task of the instructor clear and easier to accomplish.”- George Stricker, PhD, Argosy University
The only text to integrate ACA and APA ethics standards and address ethical aspects of self-care
This is the first textbook to integrate both ACA and APA standards of ethics for programs spanning both counseling and psychology disciplines. It provides a clear, comprehensive review of ethical standards and guidelines by the ACA and APA and distills the essence of both to find common ground for counselors and psychologists to understand and engage in ethical decision-making. The text also clarifies legal requirements at state federal levels, and facilitates critical thinking regarding the complex intersections of legal requirements and ethics codes in a way that is easily understandable.
Focusing on key issues such as confidentiality, professional boundaries, professional and multicultural competence, social media, and situations with colleagues, the book is also unique in its inclusion of how ethical guidelines are impacted by self-care. Chapters engage readers with self-assessment questions, illustrative case vignettes, and discussion questions. A glossary of terms helps to clarify legal and ethical terminology and additional resources direct readers to more in-depth research. The text is ideally suited to meet the needs of both CACREP and non-CACREP programs that train counselors who work in an interprofessional climate of mental health care . It is also useful for undergraduate programs in addiction and substance abuse services counseling. An Instructor’s Manual provides additional value.
Reviews and integrates both ACA and APA ethical standards and guidelinesDesigned for both CACREP and non-CAPREP approved programs staffed by individuals representing both ACA and APA standardsFocuses on confidentiality, professional boundaries, competence, social media, and responsibilities to colleaguesOffers information on ethics of counselor self-careIncludes case vignettes with discussion questions, self-assessment questions, glossary, and Instructor’s Manual