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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 Standards: Guidelines for Helping Others
Chapter 3 ethical standards: Guidelines for helping others

Maria: Gee, being a counselor is a great job!

Ms. Wicks: Yes, it is, Maria, I enjoy it very much.

Maria: I mean you get to sit in this office and just listen to people complain, you know—chat AND get paid for it!

It is not that unusual to find individuals who believe that “helping” is simply a process of social chatting and that helpers—be they counselors, psychologists, social workers, and so on—are at best nice people and at worse frauds. Contrary to this view, those in the helping profession know and appreciate that as a formal process and a profession, helping is a powerful, awesome process that carries with it equally powerful and ...

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