Course: Ethics Desk Reference for Counselors
by Jeffrey Barnett, PsyD and W. Brad Johnson, PhD
This desk reference will help counselors interpret and apply the ACA Code of Ethics in order to prevent and resolve ethical dilemmas. In part I, Drs. Barnett and Johnson provide an easily understood translation of each Standard for the Code, followed by a discussion of common challenges associated with the Standard and list of recommendations for maintaining ethical, preventive practice in the topical area. Part II contains an ethical decision making model and specific, practical strategies for responding to frequently faced concerns surrounding culture and diversity, confidentiality, suicidal clients, boundary issues and multiple relationships, competence, supervision, managed care, termination, and responses to subpoenas.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
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Bio: Jeffrey Barnett, PsyDJeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP, is a licensed mental health professional and a professor at Loyola University, Maryland. There, among other duties, he trains masters-level students in counseling psychology and advanced graduate students in the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor track. He has served on professional ethics committees, regularly publishes, and presents in the areas of ethics, legal and professional practice issues for mental health professionals. Additionally, he serves in various editorial capacities for a number of professional publications. His most recent book is Financial Success in Mental Health Practice: Essential Strategies and Tools (2008); with Steven Walfish).
Bio: W. Brad Johnson, PhDW. Brad Johnson, PhD, teaches in the counseling program in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, where he is a faculty associate. He is also a professor at the US Naval Academy. He has authored more than 90 articles and book chapters, as well as 10 books, in the areas of ethical behavior, mentor relationships, and counseling. Among his most recent books are The Elements of Ethics (2008); with Charles Ridley), The Elements of Mentoring: Revised Edition (2008; also with Charles Ridley), and Write to the Top: How to Become a Prolific Academic (2007; with Carol Mullen).