“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.

Ethical Decision Making

Ethical Decision Making

Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.

—Albert Einstein

Chapter 3 introduces ethical decision-making models and the importance of having a process in making ethical decisions. Readers will be introduced to the importance of using a process when making ethical decisions and encouraged to examine various decision-making strategies while comparing and contrasting each model. The authors will discuss differences in ethical and legal decision making and describe ways in which counselors can best avoid ethical and legal troubles. At the conclusion, readers will be encouraged to choose an ethical decision-making model and practice moving through each of the steps while responding to an ethical dilemma. After reading this chapter the reader will be ...

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