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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.

Ethical Challenges Working With Groups, Couples, and Families
Chapter 13 ethical challenges working with groups, couples, and families

I am starting to panic … I am running a therapy group and realize that while I can ensure confidentiality, at least from my end, I can’t control what the other group members do with what they hear. Am I responsible if they break the group’s confidence?

Maintaining confidentiality when working with a group, a family, or even a couple is a lot more difficult and complicated than when working with a single client one-on-one. Challenges to ethical practice when working with multiple participants is not limited to the maintenance of confidentiality. While there are many subtle challenges that will be encountered by any human service provider working ...

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