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Applied Ethics and Decision Making in Mental Health
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Applied Ethics and Decision Making in Mental Health



September 2016 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
“Moyer and Crews move beyond simply presenting and explaining the ethical code. In this book, they challenge counselors-in-training to grapple with their own values and understand how ethical decision-making is influenced by the lens through which they see the world as much as it is influenced by the actual code.”

–Kristi Gibbs, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Applied Ethics and Decision Making in Mental Health covers professional issues and ethical decision making related to the codes of ethics of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in an easy-to-read format, connecting ethical standards to real-life scenarios.  This book not only focuses on the various aspects of legal issues and codes of ethics, but also includes ethical decision making models and exploration into the philosophy behind ethical decision making.  By challenging readers to understand their own morals, values, and beliefs, this in-depth guide encourages critical thinking, real world application, and classroom discussion using case illustrations, exercises, and examples of real dialogue in every chapter.
 
Chapter One: Introduction to Ethics
Defining Ethics

 
Codes of Ethics

 
Principle Ethics

 
Ethics as Philosophy

 
 
Chapter Two: The Counselor as a Person and Professional Identity
Counselor Self-Awareness

 
Stress in Counseling

 
Wellness Model

 
Counselor Credentialing

 
Professional Associations

 
 
Chapter Three: Ethical Decision Making
Overview of Ethical Decision Making

 
Ethical Decision Making Models

 
Summary of Decision Making Models

 
Legal Decision Making

 
Avoiding Ethical Problems

 
 
Chapter Four: Ethics and Diversity
Multicultural Competence and Understanding Diversity

 
Diversity Considerations in the Counseling Relationship

 
Diversity Considerations in Diagnosis and Assessment

 
Diversity Considerations in Counselor Education and Supervision

 
 
Chapter Five: Clients’ Rights and Counselors’ Responsibilities
Client Rights

 
Counselor Responsibilities

 
 
Chapter Six: Confidentiality and Privileged Communication
Confidentiality

 
Duty to Protect

 
Duty to Warn

 
End of Life Decisions

 
Contagious, Life-threatening Diseases

 
Court Ordered Disclosures

 
Sharing Information with Subordinates, Interdisciplinary Teams, and Third Party Payers

 
Considerations

 
Confidentiality vs. Privacy

 
Storage and Disposal Records

 
Waiting Rooms

 
Credit Card Billing

 
Phone Calls

 
Public Encounters

 
Mandatory Reporting (Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults)

 
 
Chapter Seven: Ethics in Theory, Practice, and Professional Relationships
Theory and Techniques

 
Diagnosis

 
Professional Relationships

 
Advertising

 
Fees and Billing

 
Referrals

 
Credentials

 
 
Chapter Eight: Appropriate Boundaries and Multiple Relationships
Maintaining Boundaries with Clients

 
Social Relationships with Clients

 
Sexual Attraction to Clients

 
Receiving Gifts

 
Bartering

 
 
Chapter Nine: Ethics and Technology
Informed Consent

 
Security Standards

 
Social Media

 
Records Storage

 
Web Maintenance

 
Multicultural and Disability Considerations

 
 
Chapter Ten: Ethics in Group Work, Couples, and Families
Ethics in Group Work

 
Counseling Couples and Families

 
 
Chapter Eleven: Ethics in School Counseling
Informed Consent

 
Confidentiality

 
Clear and Foreseeable Harm

 
Confidentiality and Sharing Information with Parents and School Personnel

 
Responsibilities to the School

 
Student Records

 
 
Chapter Twelve: Ethics in Counselor Education
Responsibilities of Counselor Education Programs

 
Curriculum

 
Responsibilities of Counselor Educators

 
Roles and Relationships between Counselor Educators and Students

 
 
Chapter Thirteen: Ethics in Supervision
Supervisor Competency

 
Informed Consent

 
Responsibilities of Supervisors

 
Relationships between Supervisors and Supervisees

 
 
Chapter Fourteen: Ethics in Research and Publications
Researcher Responsibilities

 
Rights of Research Participants

 
Researcher and Participant Relationships

 
Reporting Results

 
Publications

 

“This text is unique in that it provides a comprehensive look at the importance of decision-making models when preparing students to face real-world ethical dilemmas.”

Julie M. Koch
Oklahoma State University

“Moyer and Crews move beyond simply presenting and explaining the ethical code. In this book, they challenge counselors-in-training to grapple with their own values and understand how ethical decision-making is influenced by the lens through which they see the world as much as it is influenced by the actual code.”

Kristi Gibbs
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

  “This text offers examination of the current ethical code with emphasis on practical application.  It challenges counselors-in-training to examine their personal value systems and the influence this has on becoming and being an ethical counselor.”

Susan A. Adams
Texas Woman’s University

“This text uses extensive case illustrations of ethical dilemmas with in-depth discussions regarding how they might be handled. It clearly demonstrates the use of ethical decision making processes which will be a real asset to graduate students in understanding how to maintain an ethical practice. Students will enjoy this text because it is clear, concise, relevant and practical.”

Susan L. Williams
National University

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