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Ethics of Professional Practice

Ethics of Professional Practice - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205308781

Cover of Ethics of Professional Practice 01 (ISBN 978-0205308781)
ISBN13: 978-0205308781
ISBN10: 0205308783
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

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Ethics of Professional Practice - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205308781

Richard D. Parsons

ISBN13: 978-0205308781
ISBN10: 0205308783
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This book addresses ethical issues and principles in human services professions including social work, counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. All of these professions must be sensitive to ethical standards and dilemmas, particularly given the increase in litigation surrounding ethical issues. This book leads the reader through a personal journey of discovery, assessment, and clarification of values and ethics. The focus is to help the reader assimilate ethical principles, thus becoming an ethical practitioner. The book reflects the ethical codes of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Psychological Association (APA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Sound pedagogy includes learning objectives, cases, and guided exercises, all intended to raise the reader's self-awareness of issues of values, ethics, and professional standards. For professionals in social work, counseling, psychology, or marriage and family therapy.

Author Bio

Parsons, Richard D. : West Chester University

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

I. HELPING: THE ROLE AND INFLUENCE OF THE HELPER.

1. An Introduction to the Formal Process of Helping.

The Helping Process: A Blending of Art and Science.
The Helping Process: The Meeting of Client and Helper.
The Role of the Client in the Process of Change.
The Role of the Helper in the Process of Change.

2. Helper Variables: What the Helper Brings to the Helping Relationship.

Helper Values.
Helper Orientation: A Theoretical Agenda for Helping.
Helper Competencies: Issues of Knowledge and Skill.
Helper Sensitivity to Diversity and Culture.
The Ethics of Therapeutic Choice.
Professionalization, Professional Ethic, and Personal Response.

II. ETHICS AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE: THE PROFESSIONS' RESPONSE.

3. Ethical Standards: Guidelines for Helping Others.

Formal Ethical Standards: The Evolution
of a Profession.
Across the Professions: A Review of Ethical Standards of Practice.
Common Concerns and Shared Values across the Professions.
From Professional Behavior to Personal Being.

4. Ethics and the Law.

The Helping Process as a Legal Contract.
The Legal Foundation of Ethical Practice.
Ethical Does Not Always Equal Legal.
When Ethics and Legalities Collide.

III. THE NATURE OF THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP.

5. Ethical Conflicts: The System and the Interests of Others.

Serving the Individual within a System.
Ethical Culture of Social Systems.
Who Is the Client?
When There Are Multiple Masters.
Recent Legal Decisions.
Beyond Professional Standards:
A Personal Moral Response.

6. Informed Consent.

The Rationale for Informed Consent.
Informed Consent Across the Profession.
Special Challenges to Informing for Consent.
Beyond Professional Standards:
A Personal Moral Response.

7. Confidentiality.

Confidentiality -- What and When Warranted?
Confidentiality across the Professions.
Limits and Special Challenges to Confidentiality.
Recent Legal Decisions -- Confidentiality and Privilege Communications.
Beyond Professional Standards:
A Personal Moral Response.

8. Boundaries and the Ethical Use of Power.

Power and Influence.
Maintaining Professional Objectivity.
Dual Relationships.
When Helpers' Needs Intrude: Need for Professional Supervision.
Collaboration -- A Protective Stance against Power Abuse.
Recent Legal Decisions.
Beyond Professional Standards:
A Personal Moral Response.

IV. THE PROCESS OF HELPING.

9. Competence and Efficacy of Treatment.

Practicing within the Realm of Competence.
Professional Development -- Knowing the State of the Profession.
The Standard of Care.
Employing an Action Research Approach to Practice.
The Use of Referral.
Recent Legal Decisions.
Beyond Professional Standards:
A Personal Moral Response.

10. Evaluation and Accountability.

Monitoring and Evaluating Intervention Effect.
Setting Treatment Goals and Objectives.
Record Keeping.
Recent Legal Decisions.
Beyond Professional Standards:
A Personal Moral Response.

Epilogue.

Appendices.
Appendix A.
Appendix B.