Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions: Standards and Cases

Hardcover | January 14, 2016

byGerald P. Koocher, Patricia Keith-spiegel

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Most mental health professionals and behavioral scientists enter the field with a strong desire to help others, but clinical practice and research endeavors often involve decision-making in the context of ethical ambiguity. Good intentions are important, but unfortunately, they do not alwaysprotect the practitioner and client from breaches in ethical conduct. Academics, researchers, and students also face a range of ethical challenges from the classroom to the laboratory. The completely updated fourth edition of Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions considers many of the ethical questions and dilemmas that mental health professionals encounter in their everyday practice, research, and teaching. This classic text takes a practical approach to ethics,offering constructive means for preventing problems and recognizing, approaching, and resolving ethical predicaments. Written in a highly readable and accessible style, this new edition retains the key features which have contributed to its popularity, now with over 700 case studies that provideillustrative guidance on a wide variety of topics. New material has been added relating to evolving ethical challenges posed by new case law, electronic records, social media, changes in psychological assessment practice, mental health practitioners' interface with national security, complex worksettings, and ethical issues in addressing human differences and diversity. This edition has been re-framed to include substantial content that extends beyond psychology, including counseling, marriage and family therapy, and social work. The case studies now address professionals in each of thesefields, supporting interprofessional education and making the material even more applicable and accessible to a wide range of mental health providers and students-in-training.

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Most mental health professionals and behavioral scientists enter the field with a strong desire to help others, but clinical practice and research endeavors often involve decision-making in the context of ethical ambiguity. Good intentions are important, but unfortunately, they do not alwaysprotect the practitioner and client from brea...

Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPP, is Dean, College of Science and Health at DePaul University. Patricia Keith-Spiegel, PhD, is Voran Honors Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Emerita) at Ball State University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:January 14, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019995769X

ISBN - 13:9780199957699

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Preface1. On Being Ethical2. Competence: Personal Fitness, Qualifications, and Training Issues3. Psychotherapy I: Ethical Obligations of Psychotherapists4. Psychotherapy II. Ethical Issues in Psychotherapeutic Techniques and Related Controversies5. Ethical Challenges in Working with Human Diversity6. Confidentiality, Privacy, and Record Keeping7. Psychological Assessment: Testing Tribulations8. Nonsexual Multiple Role Relationships9. Attraction, Romance, and Sexual Intimacies with Clients and Subordinates10. Relationships with Colleagues, Supervisees, Students, and Employees11. Self-Promotion in the Age of Electronic Media12. The Mental Health Business: Money and Managed Care13. Mental Health Practitioners in the Legal System: Tort and Retort14. Mental Health Professionals in Academia15. Challenging Work Settings: Juggling Porcupines16. Scholarly Publications and the Responsible Conduct of Research17. Making Ethical Decisions and Taking Action18. Ethics Codes, Regulations, and EnforcementsIndex