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A landmark publication, The Handbook of Counseling defines the field of counselling - how it has developed, the current state of the discipline and profession, and where this dynamic field is going. Edited and with chapters contributed by the leaders in counselling education and research, including several past-presidents of the American Counselling Association, this Handbook is comprehensive in its scope.

Legal and Ethical Challenges in Counseling
Legal and ethical challenges in counseling
BarbaraHerlihy
Theodore P.RemleyJr.

It is critically important for counselors to have a thoughtful and up-to-date understanding of the legal and ethical dimensions of counseling. When people who are in emotional distress seek professional help, they place a great deal of trust in their counselors. As they tell their stories, and as they take risks in exploring painful feelings and trying out new ways of thinking and behaving, they make themselves vulnerable. Thus, counselors have considerable power in the therapeutic relationship, and this power must be used responsibly. Because clients have invested their trust in counselors, counselors must be trustworthy. They must respect the freedom and dignity of their clients and have the knowledge, skills, and judgment ...

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