• 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 12: Evaluation and Accountability
Evaluation and Accountability
Dr. Flournoy: Hello, Ms. Wicks?
Ms. Wicks: Yes.
Dr. Flournoy: I am Dr. Flournoy from Children and Youth Services.
Ms. Wicks: Hello.
Dr. Flournoy: The Ramerez family has been referred to our service, and I understand that you have been working with Maria, here at school. I have requested that your counseling records be subpoenaed, and I simply wanted to let you know ahead of time, so that you could begin to get them in order.
Counseling records? Subpoenas? For some mental health practitioners the idea of maintaining records may be an anathema to the nature of the helping process. Further, the invitation to disclose these records as a result of a simple request, subpoena, or court order can arouse debilitating anxiety.