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Counseling Ethics for the 21st Century
A Case-Based Guide to Virtuous Practice

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February 2018 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Even with the development of codes of ethics and laws, counseling professionals are often left in quandaries when it comes to questions of ethics. In Elliot D. Cohen and Gale Spiegler Cohen's Counseling Ethics for the 21st Century, students are provided with a systematic, philosophical approach to mental health ethics. The authors have created a comprehensive model of ethical decision making as a basis for addressing a number of difficult ethical problems that are raised throughout the book, and their decision making framework helps students define the problem, identify relevant facts, conduct an ethical analysis, make a decision and implement it into action. The authors draw on their wealth of clinical and practical experience to develop a text that is built around real-life complex case studies and provide students with the opportunity to analyze and discuss ethical scenarios and common dilemmas faced by counselors and therapists.
 
PART I. Becoming a Virtuous Therapist
 
1. Building Character
Virtues of Excellent Practitioners  
 
2. Being Trustworthy
Case Studies: Two Resistant Clients  
 
PART II. RESOLVING ETHICAL ISSUES
 
3. Applying Ethical Standards
Case Study: A Clash of Values Inside a Fundamentalist Christian Family  
 
4. Using an Ethical Decision-Making Process
Case Study: A Hateful Client  
 
PART III. NAVIGATING KEY CONCEPTS: CONFIDENTIALITY AND INFORMED CONSENT
 
5. Exercising Discretion
Case Study: A Dangerous Client  
 
6. Being Candid and Honest
Case Study: Withholding Information from a Depressed Client  
 
PART IV. EMPOWERING AND ADVOCATING FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
 
7. Empowering Adult Victims of Domestic Abuse
Case Studies: Physical and Emotional Abuse  
 
8. Exercising Courage in Protecting Children
Case Study: Child Sexual Abuse  
 
PART V. COUNSELING ACROSS MULTIPLE ROLES AND CULTURES
 
9. Being Loyal and Fair to Clients
Case Study: Sex with a Former Client  
 
10. Multiculturalism and Respect
Case Study: Supervising a Supervisee doing Cross Cultural Counseling  
 
PART VI. COUNSELING IN CYBERSPACE
 
11. Being Diligent in the Digital Age
Case Study: A Case of Record Hacking  
 
12. Providing Competent Online Counseling Services
Case Study: A Suicidal Client  
 
PART VII. DEFINING LIMITS OF CONFIDENTIALITY
 
13. Being Benevolent
Case Study: A Terminally Ill Client Contemplating Suicide  
 
14. Being Nonmalevolent
Case Study: A Sexually Active Client with HIV  

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ISBN: 9781506345475