“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.

Ethics in Group Work, Couples, and Families

Ethics in Group Work, Couples, and Families

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

—Author Unknown

This chapter will discuss ethical issues related to counseling and working with couples, families, and groups in a therapeutic setting. Each of the populations mentioned has special considerations when addressing confidentiality, consent, and the relationships among all parties involved. The authors will also discuss pertinent ethical codes and general laws related to domestic violence and intimate partner violence. As with the previous chapters in this text, ethical dilemmas and application of knowledge will encourage readers to examine how they would react in real-life clinical situations rather than in the academic classroom. Discussion questions will be tailored to challenge students ...

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