Up-to-date and challenging, this best-selling book is a practical manual that helps future and current professionals deal with ethical issues that they will confront at the various stages in their development. The authors provide readers with the basis for discovering their own guidelines within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. They raise what they consider to be central issues, present a range of diverse views on these issues, discuss their position, and present multiple opportunities for readers to refine their own thinking and actively develop their own position. The authors explore such questions as: What role do the therapist's personal values play in the counseling relationship? What ethical responsibilities and rights do clients and therapists have? What considerations are involved in adapting counseling practice to diverse client populations?
Deals with ethical issues that all professionals confront, emphasizing that ethical decision making is an ongoing process with no easy answers. Case vignettes, open-ended questions, and self-inventories, as well as chapter exercises and activities, invite students to participate in the learning process. Coverage includes client rights, confidentiality, sexual issues, diversity, and issues in group work and family therapy. Includes appendices of professional codes. For graduate and undergraduate students in the helping professions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.