Synopses & Reviews
Up-to-date and comprehensive, this practical best-selling text now available with an online personalized study plan, helps students learn how to deal with and apply ethical standards. The authors provide readers with the basis for discovering their own guidelines within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. They raise what they consider to be central issues, present a range of diverse views on these issues, discuss their position, and provide readers with many opportunities to refine their own thinking and to actively develop their own position. The authors explore such questions as: What role do the therapist's personal values play in the counseling relationship? What ethical responsibilities and rights do clients and therapists have? And, what considerations are involved in adapting counseling practice to diverse client populations?
"This is the best and most comprehensive ethics book available. Important issues are not just superficially mentioned. They are thoroughly and sensitively discussed, with all sides presented. The book is fair, thorough, sensitive, and well written. Documentation for further research, exploration of the issues and intensified discussion is replete in the book. The authors have kept up with changes in our profession, such as online counseling, managed care transmission of new diseases. They are sincerely devoted and dedicated to the training of excellent counselors. It shows in the issues included in the book and the way they approach the topics and issues. Simply put, I use the book because there is no other book about counseling ethics that approaches the usefulness of this book."
"The main reason I think this book is so valuable is the comprehensive coverage of all the most important ethical issues in practice. I consider this textbook to be the most useful, readable text for both undergraduate and graduate students on ethics currently on the market. This book is an outstanding example of an exemplary text on ethics in the helping professions. The authors know how to teach this subject matter in a way that students can remember the material, utilize the information in practice and get excited about ethical and value-laden issues with which they will be confronted in practice. My students told me that this course should be mandatory for every social work student earning a Master's degree."
"The most significant contribution of this revised edition is its broad coverage and foundation it provides. It has additional appeal because it facilitates inter-disciplinary understandings and considerations. Its broad coverage also allows the opportunity to expand the content to special requirements of our training program. The book gives students the big picture of the essential things they need to consider as they prepare to become people helpers. I have served on the Board of Psychology, on an ethics committee, and have been teaching ethics and law for over 20 years. This 7th edition is a superb addition and gift to the field."
About the Author
Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print and numerous journal articles. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. They received the Association for Specialists in Group Work?s Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California. Marianne Schneider Corey, a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, is a National Certified Counselor and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. She has been actively involved in providing training and supervision workshops in group process for human-services students and professionals. She also facilitates self-exploration groups for graduate students and continues to conduct training workshops in group counseling with her husband, Dr. Gerald Corey, in various countries. In 2001, the two received the Eminent Career Award for distinguished and major contributions to the field of group work by the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Patrick Callanan is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Santa Ana, California and is a National Certified Counselor. In his private practice he works with individuals, couples, and families. Patrick is on the part-time faculty of the Human Services Program at California State University at Fullerton, where he regularly teaches the internship course. He also offers his time each year to the university to assist in training and supervising group leaders, and co-teaches an undergraduate course in ethical and professional issues.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Professional Ethics. 2. The Counselor as a Person and as a Professional. 3. Values and the Helping Relationship. 4. Multicultural Perspectives and Diversity Issues. 5. Client Rights and Counselor Responsibilities. 6. Confidentiality: Ethical and Legal Issues. 7. Managing Boundaries and Multiple Relationships. 8. Professional Competence and Training. 9. Issues in Supervision and Consultation. 10. Issues in Theory and Practice 11. Ethical Issues in Couples and Family Therapy. 12. Ethical Issues in Group Work. 13. Ethical Issues in Community Work.