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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.

Competence and the Ethics of Self-Care
Chapter 14 competence and the ethics of self-care

I don’t know if it is I’m just overworked or whatever. I’m having trouble sleeping, don’t want to do anything or go out with friends, and truthfully, I look at my appointment schedule and start hoping clients cancel. I’m not sure what’s up, but I sometimes wonder if it’s time to simply get out of this profession?

The experience being described by the human service provider who opened this chapter is sadly neither unique to this profession nor that unusual. For all who work as human service providers, the mental fatigue and emotional exhaustion that accompany the intense work we do can be destructive to our health, mental well-being, and ability to ...

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