The book is organized into three parts: An overview on families An overview of frequently used models of family therapy at the undergraduate level Presentation of ethics, trends, and services in counseling families Engaging transcripts of family counseling sessions bring concepts and theories to life while showing assessment tools, theories, needs for additional services, and ethical issues Case study approach allows students to follow how family counselors think and lets them examine family issues such as substance abuse, domestic violence, and co-parenting in blended families “Stop-and-Think“ features challenge students to expand their perspective from individuals to families and helps students learn to think about the family in terms of group dynamics Discussion topics and exercises aimed at using the students' own experiences with families as well as their reactions to the one they are following and experiential exercises are used throughout the book to illustrate and enhance learning
Chapter 11: Ethics of Family Counseling
Why do we have ethical codes? Once you have completed your training and pursued and received licensure (if applicable), you will have multiple practice settings to consider as you plan your career. Agencies, schools, hospitals, and private practice are just a few of these options. Because there is such a wide variety of settings and practitioners in the helping professions, and because helping professionals work in a variety of roles with their clients, it is important to have some standards in place in order to ensure that people are receiving the best possible care. Ethical standards are in place to serve as a guide for our behaviors and choices as we work with clients. Simply put, ethical ...