Dictionary of Ethical and Legal Terms and Issues: The Essential Guide for Mental Health Professionals

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Routledge, 2007 - Medical - 277 pages
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The professional practice of counseling and mental health can often be complex and litigious. While there are many professional ethics textbooks, there are few, if any, supporting resources to assist in mastering basic terminology, or to offer easy access to important legal opinions in everyday practice.

The Dictionary of Ethical and Legal Terms and Issues is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike who need to navigate that complexity. The book blends ethical, legal, and professional issues along with a dictionary for the mental health professional in one handy volume.

An essential resource in any professional library, this book will be of interest to anyone who needs a ready guide to the myriad ethical and legal terms and issues encountered in both training and practice.

  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Dictionary of Ethical and Legal terms
Ethical Issues and Considerations
Legal Issues and Considerations
Key Legal Cases and Legislation Impacting Mental Health Practice
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Counseling at Florida Atlantic University and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in both psychiatry and clinical psychology, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and has published more than 400 articles and chapters and some 50 professional books.

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