“Moyer and Crews move beyond simply presenting and explaining the ethical code. In this book, they challenge counselors-in-training to grapple with their own values and understand how ethical decision-making is influenced by the lens through which they see the world as much as it is influenced by the actual code.” —Kristi Gibbs, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Applied Ethics and Decision Making in Mental Health covers professional issues and ethical decision making related to the codes of ethics of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in an easy-to-read format, connecting ethical standards to real-life scenarios. This book not only focuses on the various aspects of legal issues and codes of ethics, but also includes ethical decision making models and exploration into the philosophy behind ethical decision making. By challenging readers to understand their own morals, values, and beliefs, this in-depth guide encourages critical thinking, real world application, and classroom discussion using case illustrations, exercises, and examples of real dialogue in every chapter.

Appropriate Boundaries and Multiple Relationships

Appropriate Boundaries and Multiple Relationships

Appropriate Boundaries and Multiple Relationships

There’s always room for improvement; it’s the biggest room in the house.

—Louise Heath Lebor

Boundaries and multiple relationships can be one of the more difficult areas for students to understand. Students often tend to make very gray areas into black and white or right and wrong. Every student knows not to have sex with his/her clients, but what about seeing clients in public and unforeseen social interactions? Chapter 8 will discuss issues such as the one aforementioned, when counselors find themselves sexually attracted to clients and when clients may be attracted to you as a counselor. Finally, the authors will cover giving and receiving of gifts. Again, this tends to be an area that is easy ...

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