Ethics in Counseling & Therapy: Developing an Ethical Identity

Ethics in Counseling & Therapy: Developing an Ethical Identity

The first text of its kind, Ethics in Counseling and Therapy is not merely another text on ethical and legal issues in counseling. Where this book clearly differentiates itself is that it presents a framework for helping future counselors develop an ethical identity by laying a solid foundation of ethics from various complimentary fields (such as philosophy, sociology and political science). Competing texts on ethics are too focused on ethical Issues, which leaves the student with a set of professional guidelines to follow, but no real foundation for handling situations that may surface during any routine client session. In other words, where this book differs, is that it develops the counselor as a person, so they can make ethical decisions based on a solid foundation of theory, rather than memorizing and trying to follow loose ethical guidelines that are often changing. This in turn gives the counselor confidence that they will be able to make a decision based on sound ethical principles, rather than loose guidelines. While book presents a solid framework for ethical development, it also does not lose sight of the current ethical guidelines presented by CACREP, as these are the guidelines that students must be familiar with in order to pass their licensure exams. Thus, Houser applies the principles outlined for ethical development to various ethical issues laid out by CACREP. Thus, by using this text, faculty will be providing a solid foundation and practical and relevant examples of ethical development and ethical issues in counseling. Key Features • Applies the principles outlined for ethical development to various ethical issues laid out by CACREP, as these are the guidelines that students must be familiar with in order to pass their licensure exams • Presents a solid framework for ethical development and practical and relevant examples of ethical development and ethical issues in counseling • Includes a specific case study in each chapter to illustrate the concepts and theories presented through direct case application • Presents ethical theories from other cultures, such as Eastern, Middle Eastern and Hispanic theories and approaches the case studies from a culturally relevant position

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