“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 and Diversity

Ethics and Diversity

We become what we think about.

—Earl Nightingale

Chapter 4 explores the ethics of diversity and how diversity and multicultural competence affect counselors’ interactions with their clients. The various facets of diversity and understanding the differences are a continual concern facing all counselors in all settings (Shallcross, 2013). As such, multiculturalism and diversity are infused throughout the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics as a notice to the counseling field of the importance of counselor competency. Throughout the chapter, the authors will highlight and discuss the areas of multiculturalism and diversity from the ACA Code of Ethics. At the conclusion of Chapter 4, readers will be encouraged to examine their own diversity, such as cultural bias, in addition to understanding how their ...

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