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November 2015 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Ethical practice is an essential aspect of counselor training. In order for counselors to competently work with clients, they must be well versed in ethical codes, ethical decision making, and legal issues impacting the profession. Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor provides the fundamentals of ethical practice, with emphasis on ethical decision making and is structured to facilitate the development of these skills and understanding and applying them. Individuals will be able to incorporate ethical practice into their understanding of the counseling process and integrate ethical decision making models into their counseling practice. This unique approach differs from existing texts because of its strong emphasis on practical decision making and focus on understanding the process of applying a standard ethical decision model to any ethical scenario. Students build a foundation in how to evaluate an ethical situation and feel confident that they have applied a set of decision models to reach the best decision.  

Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/cpiseries. 
 
Chapter 1: Introduction to Ethical Decision Making and Ethical Practice
Foundational Ethical Principles

 
Mandatory Versus Aspirational Ethics

 
Understanding Personal Ethics and Values

 
Steps in the Ethical Decision-Making Process

 
Ethical Decision-Making Challenges

 
Avoiding Ethical Traps

 
 
Chapter 2: Ethical Decision-Making Models
Theory-Based Ethical Decision-Making Models

 
Practice-Based Ethical Decision-Making Models

 
Cultural-Based Ethical Decision-Making Models

 
Ethical Decision-Making Models for Specialty Practice

 
Application of Ethical Decision-Making Models

 
 
Chapter 3: Cultural Competency and Ethical Decision Making
Purposeful, Cultural, Ethical Decision Making

 
Demonstrating Cultural Sensitivity

 
Counselor Value-Based Conflicts Model (CVCM)

 
Roles and Types of Consultation

 
 
Chapter 4: Relational Ethical Decision Making
Nine Core Values Promoting Ethical Practice

 
The Relational Ethical Decision-Making Model

 
The Brief Ethical Decision-Making Model

 
 
Chapter 5: Ethics and the Counseling Relationship
Scientific Bases for Treatment

 
How to Review Professional Research Related to Counseling

 
Unproven or Developing Techniques

 
Counselor Competence

 
Counselor Impairment

 
 
Chapter 6: Informed Consent
Purpose of Informed Consent

 
Informed Consent and Specific Practices

 
 
Chapter 7: Confidentiality and Record Keeping
Elements of Confidentiality

 
Breaching Confidentiality

 
Confidentiality and Specific Practices

 
Confidentiality, Culture, and Context

 
Record Keeping

 
 
Chapter 8: Ethical Decision Making and Managing Professional Boundaries
Professional Boundaries

 
Employing an Ethical Decision-Making Model

 
Boundaries and Contextual Considerations

 
 
Chapter 9: Minors
Confidentiality

 
Working With School Systems

 
Cultural and Contextual Competence

 
 
Chapter 10: Ethics in Family and Group Counseling
Specialized Practices for Group and Family Counseling

 
Counselor Competency

 
Confidentiality and Privacy

 
Advocacy

 
 
Chapter 11: Counselor Education and Supervision
Counselor Educators

 
Gatekeeping: Orientation, Evaluation, and Remediation

 
Clinical Supervisors

 
Students and Counselors in Training

 
Culture and Context

 
 
Chapter 12: Challenges to Ethical Practice in the 21st Century
Personal Challenges

 
Employment Challenges

 
Policy Challenges

 
Technological Challenges

 
 
Chapter 13: Resolving Ethical Issues
Ethics Versus the Law

 
Ethics in Credentialing Bodies

 
Adjudication Processes

 
What Counselors Should Do When They Are Accused of Ethical Misconduct

 
What to Do When You Suspect Someone Else of an Ethical Transgression

 
 
Chapter 14: Social Justice and Advocacy
Social Justice

 
Advocacy in Counseling

 
Professional Advocacy

 
Social Justice and Advocacy: Foundations of Ethical Practice

 

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. 
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.  
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights. 

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.      
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights. 
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 

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