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By: Lynn S. Rapin

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 6: Guidelines for Ethical and Legal Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups

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Guidelines for Ethical and Legal Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups
Guidelines for ethical and legal practice in counseling and psychotherapy groups
Lynn S. Rapin

Key ethical issues cited in group literature since 1980 include member screening and orientation, voluntary and involuntary membership, group facilitator preparation and behaviors, protection of members, informed consent, confidentiality within groups, and dual relationships (Capuzzi & Muffett, 1980; Corey, Corey, & Callanan, 2003; Fallon, 2006; Lakin, 1994; Lasky & Riva, 2006; Paradise & Siegelwaks, 1982; Posthuma, 2002). Issues of multiculturalism and diversity (Corey et al., 2003; Posthuma, 2002) as well as the role of leader values (Corey et al., 2003) appear in more recent discussions of ethical behavior in groups. A special issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (2007) ...

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