“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.

The Counselor as a Person and Professional Identity

The Counselor as a Person and Professional Identity

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

—Warren Buffett

Chapter 2 will build on the self-awareness introduced in the first chapter. Readers will examine their motivations in entering the counseling profession, how they handle stress, and their own values. The chapter will then examine the counseling profession and values within it. The authors will differentiate counseling from other mental health professions. The latter half of the chapter will discuss the process of becoming a professional counselor. Students will be introduced to the various degrees and credentialing standards along with professional organizations. Ethical dilemmas in this chapter will encourage students to reflect on themselves as professionals and their identity ...

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