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Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor
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Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor



© 2016 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Ethical practice is an essential aspect of counselor training. In order for counselors to competently work with clients, they must be well versed in ethical codes, ethical decision making, and legal issues impacting the profession. Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor provides the fundamentals of ethical practice, with emphasis on ethical decision making and is structured to facilitate the development of these skills and understanding and applying them. Individuals will be able to incorporate ethical practice into their understanding of the counseling process and integrate ethical decision making models into their counseling practice. This unique approach differs from existing texts because of its strong emphasis on practical decision making and focus on understanding the process of applying a standard ethical decision model to any ethical scenario. Students build a foundation in how to evaluate an ethical situation and feel confident that they have applied a set of decision models to reach the best decision.  

Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/cpiseries. 
 
Chapter 1: Introduction to Ethical Decision Making and Ethical Practice
Foundational Ethical Principles  
Mandatory Versus Aspirational Ethics  
Understanding Personal Ethics and Values  
Steps in the Ethical Decision-Making Process  
Ethical Decision-Making Challenges  
Avoiding Ethical Traps  
 
Chapter 2: Ethical Decision-Making Models
Theory-Based Ethical Decision-Making Models  
Practice-Based Ethical Decision-Making Models  
Cultural-Based Ethical Decision-Making Models  
Ethical Decision-Making Models for Specialty Practice  
Application of Ethical Decision-Making Models  
 
Chapter 3: Cultural Competency and Ethical Decision Making
Purposeful, Cultural, Ethical Decision Making  
Demonstrating Cultural Sensitivity  
Counselor Value-Based Conflicts Model (CVCM)  
Roles and Types of Consultation  
 
Chapter 4: Relational Ethical Decision Making
Nine Core Values Promoting Ethical Practice  
The Relational Ethical Decision-Making Model  
The Brief Ethical Decision-Making Model  
 
Chapter 5: Ethics and the Counseling Relationship
Scientific Bases for Treatment  
How to Review Professional Research Related to Counseling  
Unproven or Developing Techniques  
Counselor Competence  
Counselor Impairment  
 
Chapter 6: Informed Consent
Purpose of Informed Consent  
Informed Consent and Specific Practices  
 
Chapter 7: Confidentiality and Record Keeping
Elements of Confidentiality  
Breaching Confidentiality  
Confidentiality and Specific Practices  
Confidentiality, Culture, and Context  
Record Keeping  
 
Chapter 8: Ethical Decision Making and Managing Professional Boundaries
Professional Boundaries  
Employing an Ethical Decision-Making Model  
Boundaries and Contextual Considerations  
 
Chapter 9: Minors
Confidentiality  
Working With School Systems  
Cultural and Contextual Competence  
 
Chapter 10: Ethics in Family and Group Counseling
Specialized Practices for Group and Family Counseling  
Counselor Competency  
Confidentiality and Privacy  
Advocacy  
 
Chapter 11: Counselor Education and Supervision
Counselor Educators  
Gatekeeping: Orientation, Evaluation, and Remediation  
Clinical Supervisors  
Students and Counselors in Training  
Culture and Context  
 
Chapter 12: Challenges to Ethical Practice in the 21st Century
Personal Challenges  
Employment Challenges  
Policy Challenges  
Technological Challenges  
 
Chapter 13: Resolving Ethical Issues
Ethics Versus the Law  
Ethics in Credentialing Bodies  
Adjudication Processes  
What Counselors Should Do When They Are Accused of Ethical Misconduct  
What to Do When You Suspect Someone Else of an Ethical Transgression  
 
Chapter 14: Social Justice and Advocacy
Social Justice  
Advocacy in Counseling  
Professional Advocacy  
Social Justice and Advocacy: Foundations of Ethical Practice  

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. 
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.  
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights. 

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.      
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights. 
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 

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