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Counseling Ethics

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Counseling Ethics

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Philosophical and Professional Foundations


  • Christin Jungers PhD, LPCC-S, NCC
  • Jocelyn Gregoire CSSP, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS

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How can philosophy guide our understanding of and approach to counseling ethics and techniques? Moving beyond the standard review of ethical issues and basic problem solving, this highly engaging new text for counseling professionals features innovative, experiential activities and case studies that promote in-depth thinking about the ethical, moral, and legal issues often confronted by counseling professionals. The book is designed to help counselors develop an appreciation for and confidence in their preferred set of philosophical ethics and become ethically autonomous professionals. To this end, it examines a full range of philosophical approaches to ethics, such as the well-known concepts of ethics codes and laws, as well as the less familiar ideas of existential phenomenology, care ethics, and virtues.

Featuring contributions from leading counselor educators and practitioners representing a wide range of expertise in counseling specialties and ethical practice, this text presents ethical practice from a positive, proactive point of view rather than from a reactive or fear-based stance. It provides a solid foundation in ethical decision making, critical thinking, and best practices that will enable counseling professionals to navigate the maze of ethical codes and standards of care, while confidently practicing in a consistently ethical manner. The accompanying Instructor's Manual offers step-by-step guidance on how to facilitate classroom activities and case study discussions, as well as a sample syllabus and a selection of quiz and essay questions to enhance students' understanding of each chapter. The text is congruent with relevant ethical codes and CACREP curriculum standards.

Key Features:

  • Provides activity-based learning regarding all the ethical standards and legal issues counselors will face
  • Promotes in-depth critical thinking and a proactive, postitive approach to ethical and moral dilemmas
  • Includes examples across all counseling settings and specialties
  • Offers students multiple case examples that make ethical issues realistic and engaging
  • Features Instructor's Manual offering sample syllabus and resources for course activities

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 23, 2012
  • Page Count 412
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826108517
  • EISBN 9780826108524

Table of Contents 

Contributors Introduction

I. Philosophical Context

1. Philosophy and Counselor Ethics

2. An Existential Approach to Making Sense of Counselor Identity

3. Ethical Decision Making

4. Getting off track in Ethical Practice

II. Best Practices with Ethical Standards

5. Spiritual and Personal Values and Cultural Sensitivity

6. Boundary Issues in Counselor Ethics

7. Legal and Ethical Considerations for Confidentiality

8. Record Keeping and Technology in Counseling

9. Practitioner Self-Care and Issues of Transition

10. Assessment and Research Ethics

11. Ethics in Counseling Supervision and Consultation

III. Ethics in Counseling Practice

12. Ethics in Couples and Family Counseling

13. Ethics in Addictions Counseling

14. Ethics in Career Counseling

15. Ethics in School Counseling

16. Ethics in Group Counseling

17. Ethics in Community-based Counseling Contexts

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