From the Foreword…
“This is a very useful supplementary book for students in ethics courses and for counseling professionals in a variety of specializations. It is a reference tool that is easy to read, interesting, and one that provides food for thought.”
—Gerald Corey, EdD
Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, ABPP
Professor Emeritus, California State University
This essential pocket guide is designed to help counselors interpret and apply the ACA Code of Ethics in order to prevent and resolve ethical dilemmas. In Part I, Drs. Barnett and Johnson provide an easily understood translation of each Standard of the Code, followed by a discussion of common challenges associated with the Standard and a list of recommendations for maintaining ethical, preventive practice in the topical area. Part II contains an ethical decision-making model and specific, practical strategies for responding to frequently faced concerns surrounding culture and diversity, confidentiality, suicidal clients, boundary issues and multiple relationships, competence, supervision, managed care, termination, and responses to subpoenas. A list of recommended resources is included to assist counselors in preventing ethical conflicts and to respond to them effectively if they do arise. Clear and concise, this desk reference is an indispensable tool that counselors and students will refer to time and time again to ensure ethical practice and offer best practice services to their clients.
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