Ethics and Decision Making in Counseling and Psychotherapy, Fourth Edition

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Ethics and Decision Making in Counseling and Psychotherapy, Fourth Edition

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Author: Robert Rocco Cottone PhD, Vilia Tarvydas PhD, LMHC, CRC

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Completely revised and updated to reflect the new 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and current ethics codes in psychology, social work, and marriage andfamily therapy. This unparalleled text guides helping professionals in the use of ethical decision-making processes as the foundation for ethicalapproaches to counseling and psychotherapy. The book focuses on ethical and legal challenges and standards across multiple professions emphasizingcounseling. It not only identifies relevant ethical issues in clinical mental health, rehabilitation, group, school, addictions, and career counseling, italso addresses couple and family therapy, clinical supervision, and forensics. The text illuminates the particular application of ethical standards withineach specialty.

The book features five new chapters that clearly define how ethical standards are interpreted and applied: Privacy, Confidentiality, and PrivilegedCommunication; Informed Consent; Roles and Relationships With Clients; Professional Responsibility; and Counselor Competency. Under the umbrella of eachbroad topic, the particular nuances of ethical standards within each specialty are analyzed to facilitate comparison across all specialties and settings.The text also addresses current issues in office and administrative practices, technology, and forensic practice that are crucial to school, clinical, andprivate practice settings. Compelling case studies illustrate the connection between ethical decision-making models and ethical practice. Learningobjectives, a comprehensive review of scholarly literature, and a robust ancillary package for educators contribute to the fourth edition’s value for usein upper-level undergraduate and graduate classrooms.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Comprehensive reorganization and reconceptualization of content
  • Reflects new 2014 ACA Code of Ethics
  • Includes five new chapters on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privileged Communication; Informed Consent; Roles and Relationships With Clients; Professional Responsibility; and Counselor Competency
  • Emphasizes specialty practice organized by professional standards
  • Facilitates comparison of standards across disciplines
  • Addresses new issues in office, administrative, technology, and forensic practice

Key Features:

  • Delivers an unequaled overview of ethical decision making in counseling and psychotherapy
  • Defines how ethical standards are interpreted and applied in specialty practice
  • Describes how to avoid, address, and solve serious ethical and legal dilemmas
  • Includes learning objectives, case studies, and scholarly literature reviews
  • Offers robust ancillary package with Instructor‚Äôs Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Slides

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 23, 2016
  • Page Count 360
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826171719

About The Author(s) 

Robert Rocco Cottone, PhD

, is a professor of counseling and family therapy at the University of Missouri–St. Louis in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy. He earned his BA and MEd degrees at the University of Missouri–Columbia and his PhD degree at Saint Louis University. He has served on the American Counseling Association (ACA) Ethics Task Force that produced the 2005 revision of the Association’s ethics code. He chaired the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association’s and the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification’s (CRCC’s) collaborative

Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors

task force for revision of the code in 2000. Dr. Cottone is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and a licensed psychologist in Missouri and Arizona. He is a Certified Family Therapist (NCACFT). He is the author of several books, including

Paradigms of Counseling and Psychotherapy

(2012),

Toward a Positive Psychology of Religion: Belief Science in the Postmodern Era

(2010), and an earlier edition of this text,

Counseling Ethics and Decision Making

(2007). He has published extensively on matters of professional ethics and ethical decision making in counseling and psychology. He has also written extensively on advanced philosophical and theoretical issues in counseling and psychotherapy.

Vilia Tarvydas, PhD, LMHC, CRC , is professor emeritus and former chair of the Rehabilitation and Counselor Education Department at the University of Iowa. She was the founding director of the Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Ethics (I-DARE), and continues her active scholarship with I-DARE. Dr. Tarvydas previously served as the president of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB). In the latter capacity, she was a member of the ACA/AASCB 20/20 Initiative Oversight Committee and developed the Delphi methodology that has guided that process in its last several years.

Dr. Tarvydas has extensive experience in ethics governance and leadership and has chaired the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science and its Disciplinary Committee, as well as the ACA and CRCC ethics committees. She also chaired the CRCC Code Revision Task Force that wrote the 2010 CRCC Code of Professional Ethics, and was a member of the ACA Code Revision Task Force that wrote the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics. Currently, she is a member of the ACA Ethics Appeals Committee. For the last 6 years, she has produced and provided an annual ethics webinar continuing education series that was jointly produced by I-DARE and CRCC, and is series editor for ethics for CRCC’s new continuing education online learning initiative. She was the senior coeditor of a special 2010 joint edition of the new code for three professional journals in rehabilitation counseling: Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, and The Rehabilitation Professional. Dr. Tarvydas has published and presented extensively on ethics, ethical decision making, and professional governance and standards. Her most recent textbooks are Counseling Ethics and Decision Making and The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling.

Table of Contents 

CONTENTS

Contributor

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART I. OVERVIEW OF ETHICS AND DECISION MAKING IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

1. Introduction to Ethical Issues and Decision Making in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Objectives

Defining Ethics

Professional Ethics Versus Legally Mandated Ethics

Ethics Governance

Decision-Making Skills

Conclusion

2. The Mental Health Professions and Counseling Specialties

Objectives

Counseling and Psychology: Two Closely Related but Now Distinct Mental Health Professions

Licensing and Credentialing in the Mental Health Professions

Counseling

Psychiatry

Psychology

Marriage and Family Therapy

Psychiatric Nursing

Social Work

Conclusion

3. Value Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Objectives

Values

Morals, Ethics, and Values

Values in Counseling

Historical Perspective

Values of Counselors and the Counseling Relationship

Values, Cultural Worldviews, and Multiculturalism

Values Clarification

Values Conflict Resolution

Conclusion

4. Ethical Decision-Making Processes

Objectives

Ethical Judgment

A Review of Ethical Decision-Making Models

Theoretical or Philosophical Models of Individual Choice

Quantification as a Means to Individual Choice

Practice-Derived Models of Individual Choice

Models of Relational Influence

Empirical Findings on Models or Premises

Willingness or Resoluteness as a Factor in Decision Making

The Tarvydas Integrative Decision-Making Model of Ethical Behavior

Conceptual Origins

Themes and Attitudes

Stages and Components

Practicing the Tarvydas Integrative Model

The Theoretical Contribution of the Tarvydas Model

Cottone’s Social Constructivism Model of Ethical Decision Making

Applying the Social Constructivism Model of Ethical Decision Making

“Objectivity in Parentheses”

Conflicting Consensualities

The Interpersonal Process of Negotiating, Consensualizing, and Arbitrating

Response to a Challenge

The Social Constructivism Process of Ethical Decision Making

“A Truth” Versus “The Truth”

How the Social Constructivism Model Interfaces With Multiculturalism

Concluding Words About the Social Constructivism Model

Conclusion

5. Introduction to Ethical Principles in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Objectives

Background

The Historical Importance of Ethical Principles to Mental Health Professions

The Principles

Respect for Autonomy

Beneficence and Nonmaleficence

Justice

Fidelity

Veracity

Principles, Challenges to the Principles, and Codes of Ethics

Beyond Ethical Principles: Defining Ethical Standards

Conclusion

6. Introduction to Ethical Standards in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Objectives

Ethical Standards in Mental Health Practice

Confidentiality and Privacy

Privileged Communication

Counselor Roles and Relationship Boundaries With Clients and Other Involved Parties

Informed Consent

Professional Responsibility

Competence

Decision Making in Context

Conclusion

PART II. ETHICAL AND LEGAL CHALLENGES ACROSS COUNSELING SPECIALTIES

7. Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privileged Communication

Objectives

Clinical Mental Health

Duty to Warn

Suicide Statistics, Signs of Potential Suicide, and Recommended Actions

Health and Rehabilitation

Couple and Family Therapy

School Counseling

Addictions

Group Counseling

Career

Clinical Supervision

Forensic Practice

Conclusion

8. Informed Consent

Objectives

Clinical Mental Health

Health and Rehabilitation

Couple and Family Therapy

School Counseling

Addictions

General Requirements

Mandated Treatment and Coercion

Addiction Treatment for Adolescents

Group Counseling

Career

Clinical Supervision

Informed Consent With Clients

Informed Consent Regarding Supervision

Informed Consent With Supervisee

Issues of Due Process in Clinical Supervision

Forensic Practice

Conclusion

9. Roles and Relationships With Clients

Objectives

Clinical Mental Health

Health and Rehabilitation

Couple and Family Therapy

School Counseling

Addictions

Group Counseling

Career

Clinical Supervision

Forensic Practice

Conclusion

10. Professional Responsibility

Objectives

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Health and Rehabilitation

Couple and Family Therapy

School Counseling

Addictions

Group Counseling

Career

Clinical Supervision

Forensic Practice

Conclusion

11. Counselor Competency

Objectives

Clinical Mental Health

Health and Rehabilitation

Couple and Family Therapy

School Counseling

Addictions

Group Counseling

Career

Clinical Supervision

Forensic Practice

Conclusion

PART III. ORGANIZATIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND TECHNOLOGY ISSUES

12. Ethical Climate

Objectives

Organizational Culture

Culture

Ethics and Organizational Culture

Organizational Climate

Accountability to the Organization

Climate Factors and Ethical Decisions

Impaired Professionals

Burnout and Job Stress

Boundary and Harassment Issues in Employment and Supervision

Substance Abuse

Mobbing

Whistle-Blowing

Conclusion

13. Office and Administrative Practices

Objectives

The Layout of the Office

Fee Setting, Billing, and Collections

Agreements With Nonprofessional Staff Members

Advertising

Credentials

Maintenance of Records and Files

Communications With Other Professionals

Disagreements With Employers or Supervisors

Conclusion

14. Technology in the Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
David B. Peterson and Robert Rocco Cottone

Objectives

“Technocentered” and “Technoanxious”

Electronic Capability—A Historical Perspective

Standards Across the Mental Health Professions

Ethical Management of Electronic Media

Electronic Media, Information, and Storage

Faxes and E-Mail

Mobile or Smartphones

Computer-Assisted Counseling

History

Career and Rehabilitation Counseling

Programs Associated With Specific Theoretical Orientations

Computer-Assisted Counseling: Real Therapy?

Independent Use

Ethical Dilemmas in Computer-Assisted Counseling

Online Counseling Forums

The Internet

Counseling Electronic Applications

Ethical Concerns With Online Counseling

Ethics and Policy Developments in Online Mental Health Services

The Emergence of Telehealth

Computer-Assisted Assessment

Benefits of Computer-Assisted Test Administration

Limitations of Computerized Administration

Computer-Generated Assessment and Interpretation

Research Issues in Computerized Assessment

Computer-Assisted Counselor Education

Distance Learning

Current Mental Health Professional Standards for Online Education

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Paradigms

Ethical Concerns With Distance Learning

Ethical Use of Software

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

PART IV. CONCLUSION

15. The Ethical Professional Counselor and Psychotherapist

Objectives

Consequences of a Breach of Ethics for the Mental Health Professional

Consequences of a Breach of Ethical Standards for the Client

Filing a Complaint to a Licensure Authority

The Development of the Ethical Mental Health Professional

Decision Making in Context

Conclusion

References

Index