Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 9, 2007 - Psychology - 480 pages
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Praise for Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Third Edition

"This is absolutely the best text on professional ethics around. . . . This is a refreshingly open and inviting text that has become a classic in the field."
—Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University

"I love this book! And so will therapists, supervisors, and trainees. In fact, it really should be required reading for every mental health professional and aspiring professional. . . . And it is a fun read to boot!"
—Stephen J. Ceci, H. L. Carr Professor of Psychology, Cornell University

"Pope and Vasquez have done it again. . . . an indispensable resource for seasoned professionals and students alike."
—Beverly Greene, professor of psychology, St. John's University

"[The third edition] focuses on how to think about ethical dilemmas . . . with empathy for the decision-maker whose best option may have to be a compromise between different values. If there is only room on the shelf for one book in the genre, this is it."
—Patrick O'Neill, former president, Canadian Psychological Association

"This third edition of the classic ethics text provides invaluable resources and enables readers to engage in critical thinking in order to make their own decisions.?This superb reference belongs in every psychology training program's curriculum and on every psychologist's?bookshelf."
—Lillian Comas-Diaz, 2006 president, APA Division of Psychologists in Independent Practice

"Ken Pope and Melba Vasquez are right on target once again in the third edition, a book that every practicing mental health professional should read and have in their reference library."
—Jeffrey N. Younggren, risk management consultant, American Psychological Association Insurance Trust

"Without a doubt, this is the definitive book on ethics within psychology that can inform students, educators, clinical researchers, and practitioners."
—Nadine J. Kaslow, professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Emory University School of Medicine

"This stunningly good book . . . should be on every therapist's desk for quick reference."
—David Barlow, professor of psychology and psychiatry, Boston University

  

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Contents

Personal Responsibility Constant Questioning and Basic Assumptions
1
Ethics and Critical Thinking
16
Trust Power and Caring
37
Competence and the Human Therapist
45
Creating Strategies for SelfCare
57
Creating a Professional Will
67
Historical Empirical and Actuarial Foundations
75
Responding to Ethics Licensing or Malpractice Complaints
102
Responding to Suicidal Risk
258
The Supervisory Relationship
280
Appendixes
286
APPENDIX
296
APPENDIX
328
Canadian Psychological Association 2002 Canadian code of ethics for psychologists
369
American Psychological Association 2002 Ethical principles of psychologists
379
American Psychological Association Statement
387

Steps in Ethical Decision Making
110
Beginnings and EndingsAbsences and Accessibility
117
Informed Consent and Informed Refusal
135
Assessment Testing and Diagnosis
154
Sexual Relationships with Clients
173
Nonsexual Multiple Relationships and Other Boundary Issues
201
Culture Context and Individual Differences
225
Confidentiality
241
code of conduct American Psychologist 57 10601073 Copyright 2002 by the Amer
389
F Ethical Guidelines for Professional Care in
395
G Ethics Codes Professional Standards and Practice
401
References
407
About the Authors
437
Name Index
443
Subject Index
451
Copyright

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Kenneth S. Pope received his Ph.D. from Yale and is in independent practice as a licensed psychologist in Connecticut. He has chaired the Ethics Committees of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is the author of ten books, and has also authored or co-authored over 100 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed scientific and professional journals. He has received the APA Division of Clinical Psychology Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology and the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Service.

Melba J. T. Vasquez received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Texas, and is a psychologist in private practice in Austin, Texas. She served on the APA Ethics Committee, the APA Ethics Committee Task Force for Revision of 1992 Ethics Code, and APA Board of Social and Ethical Responsibility. She has taught graduate courses in ethics, counseling and psychotherapy, and multicultural issues in psychology. She is past president of the APA Society for the Psychology of Women and has won numerous awards including the 2000 Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology.

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