Theories and Applications of Counseling and Psychotherapy provides students with the foundational knowledge needed to implement various therapeutic approaches in individual and family counseling. The dynamic author team presents theories through a multicultural and social justice-oriented lens, including evidence to support each theory. Students will embrace chapter concepts through vibrant illustrations and relevant examples from movies, TV shows, photographs, paintings, musical lyrics, news articles, and other sources presented throughout.

Counselor Role and Functions, Professional Ethics, Stress, and Self-Care

Counselor Role and Functions, Professional Ethics, Stress, and Self-Care

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Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, each student should be able to:

  • Differentiate between professional counseling and counseling psychology by comparing their developmental history, professional organization, accreditation bodies, identities, and training.
  • Evaluate one’s own personal motivation, values, and responsibilities as a counselor to better understand professional ethics.
  • Articulate the rationale and importance of informed consent and record keeping.
  • Describe the differences and similarities between the ACA Code of Ethics and the APA Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct with regard to confidentiality, multiple roles, and competence.
  • Recall ethical decision making when given examples of possible ethical dilemmas.
  • Describe the definition of subjective and professional well-being and the risks of professional burnout.
  • Identify the ...

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