In this bestselling book, attorney Nancy Wheeler and Burt Bertram,
a private practitioner and counselor educator, combine their farreaching
experience to inform counselors and other mental health
professionals about the legal and ethical dilemmas that can arise in
practice. In addition to providing a broad overview of the law and
ethics, including coverage of crucial changes and new and emerging
concerns since publication of the last edition, they discuss
current information on federal and state law, professionals’ legal
and ethical responsibilities, and how to manage the risks inherent
in the delivery of mental health services.
This edition contains new chapters on the use of social media and legal and ethical
issues in counseling diverse populations, as well as updates to HIPAA, a new legal/ethical
decision-making model, and legal risks specific to counselor educators such as recent court
cases involving students’ work with LGBT clients. The issues surrounding civil malpractice liability
and licensure board complaints, confidentiality, duty to warn, suicide and threats of harm to
self, professional boundaries, records and documentation, and managing a counseling practice
are also addressed in detail.
CE credit for reading the Sixth Edition and passing a test is available
at http://learning.counseling.org. Successful completion of the exam will also entitle you to a 10% discount on your ACA-sponsored professional liability insurance renewal for 3 consecutive years.The 10% discount is available for individual policies only and is subject to
$100 minimum premium.
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