Advanced Ethics for Addiction Professionals

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Advanced Ethics for Addiction Professionals

SKU# 9780826124586

Author: Michael J. Taleff PhD, CSAC, MAC

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The aspects of the book related to the philosophy of science and cognitive science (inductive and deductive reasoning, biases, and heuristics) are distilled in reasonable and useful ways. I recommend this book to those addiction professionals who want to create their own framework for ethical decision making.

--PsycCRITIQUES

Ethical decision-making is required in many of the difficult situations faced by addiction professionals. In this guide, Michael Taleff describes how to integrate critical thinking with ethical decision-making. This is a guide not on "what to do" when confronted with difficult ethical dilemmas, but on how to think about what to do.

The author presents common ethical dilemmas that addiction professionals face in their daily work--such as boundary issues, confidentiality, dual relationships, and more--and asks readers to consider their own responses to these dilemmas. The book then shows readers how to apply new models of ethical thinking to practice.

Key features:

  • Presents an ethical self-exam to encourage critical thinking about one's own decision-making method
  • Introduces a variety of models such as the social contract theory, existentialist theory, and ethical egoism
  • Discusses how biases, emotional reactions, and fallacies can weaken ethical decision-making
  • Presents an introductory "Ethics Judgment Kit," a simple, practical decision-making procedure for students

This book demonstrates how critical thinking skills can impact and improve the process of ethical decision-making."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 13, 2009
  • Page Count 222
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826124586
  • EISBN 9780826124593

Table of Contents 

Preface
Part I: The Foundation: A Thinking Way to Approach Addiction Ethics
HAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION TO ETHICAL THINKING
CHAPTER TWO: BEYOND ORGINARY ETHICS: WHY AND HOW
Chapter 3: THE EMOTIONAL ASPECT OF ETHICAL THINKING
Chapter 4: A FEW MORAL ISSUES TO GENERATE THOUGHT AND FEELING
Part II: ETHICAL THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS
Chapter 5: AN ARRAY OF MORAL FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 6: A FEW OTHER ETHICAL THEORIES
Chapter 7: THEORY APPLICATION TIME
Chapter 8: HOW THE MIND DULLS GOOD ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING
Chapter 9: THE ALL IMPORTANT NEED FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 10: ETHICAL FALLACIES
Chapter 11: ETHICAL THINKING: A SET OF PROCEDURES
Chapter 12: ADDICTION ETHICAL PRINCIPLES WITH A CRITICAL THINKING TWIST
Chapter 13: SOME PRACTICAL GUIDELINES
Chapter 14: CAVEATS IN ETHICAL THINKING
The Least You Need to Know