Preface. 1. Introduction to Professional Ethics: A Psychology and Philosophy for Ethical Practice. 2. A Model for Ethical practice: Using Resources to Enhance Individual Judgment and Ethical Resolve. 3. Ethical Practice in a Multicultural Society: The Promise of Justice. 4. Competence to Practice: Building a Foundation for Doing Good and Avoiding Harm. 5. Confidentiality: Supporting the Client's Right to Privacy. 6. Informed Consent: Affirming the Client's Freedom of Choice. 7. Sexual Misconduct: Violations of Power and Trust. 8. Nonsexual Multiple Relationships and Boundary Issues: Risking Objectivity and Client Welfare. 9. Group and Family Interventions: Unique Ethical responsibilities. 10. The Ethics of Assessment: Using Fair Procedures in Responsible Ways. 11. Ethics in Community, Consulting and Forensic Settings: Avoiding Conflicts Of Interest. 12. The Counselor in the Schools: Applying Professional Standards to the Educational Culture. 13. The Ethics of Supervision: Modeling Responsible Behavior. 14. Counselors as Teachers and Researchers: Integrity, Science, and Care. 15. Responsibilities for Self and Colleagues: Reporting, Recovery and Rehabilitation of Misconduct. References. Appendix A: American Counseling Association Code of Ethics. Appendix B: American Psychological Association Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Psychologists. Appendix C: List of Specialized Ethics Codes and Guidelines for Practice in Mental Health Disciplines. Name Index. Subject Index.
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About the Author
Dr. Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel is a Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Cleveland State University (CSU), where she served full time on the faculty for 26 years. Prior to her tenure at CSU she was a member of the counseling faculty at Boston College. She earned her doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She has published and lectured extensively on the ethics of professional practice for mental health professionals throughout her career. She is also the co-author of THE COUNSELING PROCESS: A MULTITHEORETICAL INTEGRATIVE APPROACH (with Lewis Patterson), co-editor and co-author of THE DUTY TO PROTECT: ETHICAL, LEGAL, AND PROFESSIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (© 2009, APA Books), and co-author of several other books on ethical and legal issues in practice. She was awarded Cleveland State's Distinguished Faculty Award for her teaching and research in ethics in 2004.