Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional: Cultural and Philosophical Foundations
December 2006, ©2007
About the Authors.
About the Contributors.
Section One: The Foundation.
One. Counseling Ethics and the Big Picture.
Two. Philosophical and Culture: Roots and Prisms.
Three. Ethics Codes, Codes of Conduct, Employer Policies, and the Law.
Four. Professional Identity Development: Values and Definitions.
Section Two: The Day to Day Challenges Common to All.
Five. The Helping Relationship: From Beginning to End.
Six. Confidentiality and Trust.
Seven. Boundaries, Roles, and Limits.
Eight. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing: Peering Through the Right Lenses.
Nine. Competence, Accountability, and Research: How We Know What We Should Know.
Section Three: Specific Specialties and Professional Identities.
Ten. Counseling in the Schools, (By John Sommers-Flanagan, Nancy Bodenhorn, and Rita Sommers-Flanagan).
Eleven. Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, and Career Counseling.
Twelve. More Specialties: Families, Couples, Rehabilitation, Addictions, Pastoral.
Thirteen. Teaching, Mentoring, Supervision.
Appendix A: Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
About the DVD.
JOHN SOMMERS-FLANAGAN, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Counseling at the University of Montana and a mental health consultant with Trapper Creek Job Corps. He also maintains a private practice.
Rita and John are the authors of two previous texts: Clinical Interviewing, now in its third edition, and Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice: Skills, Strategies, and Techniques (both from Wiley).
*Includes multicultural issues, chapter objectives, questions for reflections, and student discussion activities, as well as real cases and stories from students and counselors that describe ethical dilemmas
*Engaging, student-friendly prose
*Includes topics for agency counselors, mental health counselors, school counselors, rehabilitation counselors, pastoral counselors, addictions counselors, and marriage and family counselors
*Detailed Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Slides and authors' "guest lectures" on DVD