“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.

Clients’ Rights and Counselors’ Responsibilities

Clients’ Rights and Counselors’ Responsibilities

Clients’ Rights and Counselors’ Responsibilities

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

—Mark Twain

Chapter 5 focuses on the rights of clients who work with professional counselors and the responsibilities of counselors when working with clients. The chapter will review areas of the code of ethics related to informed consent, record keeping, role changes, and providing competent services. The authors will also discuss morals, values, and beliefs and continue to stress the importance of self-awareness. Throughout the chapter, ethical dilemmas and areas to apply knowledge will focus on challenging students to evaluate their own beliefs about the services they provide. At the conclusion of Chapter 5, readers will specifically be able to ...

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