By Gerald Corey

Up to date and complete, this functional best-selling textual content now to be had with an internet custom-made examine plan, is helping scholars the way to care for and practice moral criteria. The authors supply readers with the foundation for locating their very own directions in the vast limits codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. They elevate what they give thought to to be crucial matters, current a number of diversified perspectives on those concerns, talk about their place, and supply readers with many possibilities to refine their very own considering and to actively improve their very own place. The authors discover such questions as: What position do the therapist's own values play within the counseling courting? What moral obligations and rights do consumers and therapists have? And, what concerns are fascinated by adapting counseling perform to various customer populations?

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Ask yourself whether the standards or principles of your professional organization offer a possible solution to the problem. Consider whether your own values and ethics are consistent with, or in conflict with, the relevant codes. If you are in disagreement with a particular standard, do you have a rationale to support your position? It is imperative to document this process to demonstrate your conscientious commitment to solving a dilemma. 4. Know the applicable laws and regulations. It is essential for you to keep up to date on relevant state and federal laws that might apply to ethical dilemmas.

C. challenge my clients to find other ways of viewing their situation. d. keep my values out of the counseling relationship. e. ____________________________________________ Sexual orientation. If I were to counsel lesbian and gay clients, a major concern of mine would be a. maintaining objectivity. b. not knowing and understanding enough about their sexual orientation. c. establishing a positive therapeutic relationship. d. being limited by my own values. e. ____________________________________________ Unethical behavior.

One of the reviewers of this book, Mary Hermann, an attorney and counselor educator, teaches a course in legal and ethical issues in counseling. She finds that her students get frustrated because they want concrete answers to legal problems. She tells us that most of the time even legal scholars can only speculate about the answers to these questions. Stating this reality immediately helps to get students thinking about their options and making the best choices they can make under the circumstances rather than searching for some mythical “right answer” to a legal issue (personal communication, March 10, 2005).

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