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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 Practice in an Increasingly Diverse World
Chapter 4 ethical practice in an increasingly diverse world

A serious moral vacuum exists in the delivery of cross-cultural counseling and therapy services because the values of a dominant culture have been imposed on the culturally different consumer. (Pedersen & Marsella, 1982, p. 498)

The Pedersen and Marsella (1982) quote with which we opened the chapter is certainly both a warning against and a condemnation of unethical professional practice. Granted, the observation was made over 30 years ago, and we can take some comfort in the fact that our professions’ attention to multiculturalism has become so widespread and intense that it has been called a “fourth force” (Pedersen, 1999). In addition, professional organizations (e.g. AAMFT, ACA, AMHCA, APA, NASW) ...

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