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Ethics in Counseling & Psychotherapy, 5th Edition

  • Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel Cleveland State University
  • ISBN-10: 084002858X  |  ISBN-13: 9780840028587
  • 624 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2002
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

Revised to reflect recent ethical, legal, and professional developments, Welfel's contemporary and relevant ETHICS IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY prepares you to deal effectively with the complex ethical and legal issues that you will confront in practice. The book's ten-step model of ethical decision making guides you as you work through and analyze complicated ethics cases and challenging dilemmas. Coverage includes legal research and the professional literature of major topics in ethics (such as consent, confidentiality, and multiple relationships) and in applied settings (such as community mental health, private practice, schools, and teaching/research). The fifth edition includes a deeper discussion of technology and ethics, as well as culturally competent ethical practice.

Features and Benefits

  • ETHICS IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY addresses ethical issues for counselors working in such diverse settings as private practice, hospitals, day treatment settings, health maintenance organizations, and community health centers.
  • A ten-step model for ethical decision making provides a structure for competent response to both straightforward and complex ethical questions. This comprehensive model guides students through a systematic way to analyze ethical issues.
  • This contemporary text contains numerous case studies, followed by the author's analysis of the cases, helping students to better structure their thinking and to apply professional standards to complex cases. Additionally, Dr. Welfel discusses the attitudes, skills, and competencies critical for ethical practice in a multicultural society.
  • Dr. Welfel gives thorough attention to ethics, legal research, and professional literature covering major topics in ethics (such as consent, confidentiality and multiple relationships) and in applied settings (such as community mental health, private practice, schools, and teaching/research). Coverage of timely topics includes: the relationship of multiculturalism to the ethics of professional practice; electronic communication with clients; cyberbullying; positive pscyhology; and the legal and ethical responsibilities with violent clients.
  • Content on issues of privacy of mental health information related to managed care and federal regulations prepares students to deal responsibly in community settings.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • NEW Welfel highlights more extensively the relationship between legal developments and the professional responsibilities of counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals, particularly in the chapters relating to competence, confidentiality, informed consent, practice with diverse populations, and boundary issues. She also identifies methods students can use to search out relevant laws in their jurisdictions.
  • NEW In this edition, the author more fully explores the relationship between technology and ethics, with special attention to ethical issues that emerge from online communication and social networking sites in both educational and community settings.
  • NEW Chapter 3 on cultural issues in professional practice has been extensively revised, with more attention to issues of responsible work with clients with disabilities, international clients, and aging clients. Additionally, it offers more detailed examination of the relationship between culturally competent practice and social justice and the ethics of advocacy on behalf of clients, and incorporates recently published guidelines for practice with diverse populations (such as APA's documents on psychological practice with older adults and ACA's competencies for counseling transgendered clients and cross-cultural clients).
  • NEW This edition offers a more in-depth examination of the role of personal values in ethical practice, integrating this discussion more fully with the content on positive ethics and ethics as a focus on ethical ideals and client welfare rather than a set of self-protective rules. The author also discusses ethical difficulties that professionals face in light of the systemic problems with mental health service and educational bureaucracies in the U.S.
  • NEW Material in introductory chapters have been streamlined, to clarify the relationship between philosophy and professional ethics, the research on unethical practice, and the ethical decision making model.
  • NEW Material on forensic practice in Chapter 11 has been condensed order to include more on topics with broader application to students such as technology and practice with diverse clients.
  • NEW Content on counseling college students has been moved from Chapter 11 to relevant chapters in Part 2, to distribute this coverage more fully throughout the text.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133113346 | ISBN-13: 9781133113348)

This Instructor's Manual, written by the author, is an online teaching companion that includes suggested role plays and other activities for use in the classroom, as well as cases, recommended readings, and a sample syllabus.

Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133113354 | ISBN-13: 9781133113355)

This electronic Test Bank, written by the author, includes essay and multiple-choice questions, suggested class exercises and topics for discussion, as well as a variety of additional cases for discussion.

Codes of Ethics for the Helping Professions  (ISBN-10: 1285777670 | ISBN-13: 9781285777672)

This brief supplement offers students a handy resource that contains codes of ethics for the various professional organizations. Available for packaging with this textbook at a nominal price.

List Price = $24.95  | CengageBrain Price = $24.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.75

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

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Codes of Ethics for the Helping Professions  (ISBN-10: 0495906573 | ISBN-13: 9780495906575)

This handy resource contains codes of ethics for the various professional organizations.

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Student Supplements

Codes of Ethics for the Helping Professions  (ISBN-10: 1285777670 | ISBN-13: 9781285777672)

This brief supplement offers students a handy resource that contains codes of ethics for the various professional organizations. Available for packaging with this textbook at a nominal price.

List Price = $24.95  | CengageBrain Price = $24.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.75

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

List Price = $32.00  | CengageBrain Price = $32.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00

Codes of Ethics for the Helping Professions  (ISBN-10: 0495906573 | ISBN-13: 9780495906575)

This handy resource contains codes of ethics for the various professional organizations.

List Price = $3.95  | CengageBrain Price = $3.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $3.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel

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.