• 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.
Chapter 8: Informed Consent
Ms. Wicks: Hi, Maria, have a seat. I really appreciate you coming down to see me. I need to share some things with you and ask you for a favor.
Maria: A favor?
Ms. Wicks: Well, not really a favor, just your permission to do something.
Ms. Wicks is apparently about to speak to Maria about her desire to do something about which she feels Maria should be fully informed. While we are not clear what it is that Ms. Wicks is going to seek permission for, it is clear that she respects Maria’s right to be a full participant in those helping decisions that may impact her. Seeking informed consent is an ethical imperative and requires that a helper be fully ...