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• A unique focus on self-reflection and awareness of values, morals, and choices helps students go from simply understanding ethics to applying and practicing ethics. • Coverage of the most recent ethical standards from associations include the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). • Case illustrations in every chapter help prepare students for the many complex ethical decisions they will encounter in practice. • Guided practice exercises help readers understand key concepts and prepare them to incorporate ethical values into their own practice. • Built-in learning aids in every chapter, including learning objectives, concluding case illustrations, a cooperative learning exercise, and a list of web- and literature-based resources, help students master the material.

Conflict: The Reality of “Being Ethical” Within the Real World
Chapter 6 conflict: The reality of “being ethical” within the real world

Ms. Wicks: Hi, Tom it is me again.

Mr. Harolds: Hey, how are you? Did you get that information from the state association?

Ms. Wicks: Not yet. They are supposed to call me. But, things are getting more confusing …

Mr. Harolds: Really?

Ms. Wicks: Ms. Armstrong, the principal at the school, informed me that it is understood in the district that we are not to counsel students regarding sexual issues. She said it is not a formal policy, just something that “we” all know not to do. So, I’m not sure if I broke a law or violated a code of ethics or may have stepped ...

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