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Values and Ethics in Counseling

Real-Life Ethical Decision Making

Edited by Dana Heller Levitt, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead

Routledge – 2014 – 248 pages

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Description

Many counselors learn about ethics in graduate school by applying formal, step-by-step ethical decision-making models that require counselors to be aware of their values and refrain from imposing personal values that might harm clients. However, in the real world, counselors often make split-second ethical decisions based upon personal values. Values and Ethics in Counseling illustrates the ways in which ethical decisions are values—but more than that, it guides counselors through the process of examining their own values and analyzing how these values impact ethical decision making. Each chapter presents ethical decision making as what it is: a very personal, values-laden process, one that is most effectively illustrated through the real-life stories of counselors at various stages of professional development—from interns to seasoned clinicians—who made value-based decisions. Each story is followed by commentary from the author as well as analysis from the editors to contextualize the material and encourage reflection.

Reviews

"Ethics are about personal and professional values that influence development, identity, and decision making. Levitt, Moorhead, and their colleagues do a stellar job of highlighting the relationship between values and ethics in this well written and superbly edited volume filled with case studies, reflections, and analysis. This book is rich in resources and information. It is a must read for promoting ethical growth."

—Samuel T. Gladding, PhD, chair and professor, department of counseling, Wake Forest University

"This casebook is an excellent values-based perspective on ethical decision-making. I appreciate the editors’ message that counselors’ personal values can contribute to counseling process, either positively or negatively. Stressed is the importance becoming aware of how personal values operate and the necessity of self-monitoring to avoid imposition their values on clients. A strength of the book is the diversity of the contributed case analyses and the discussion of these cases."

—Gerald Corey, EdD, ABPP, professor emeritus of human services and counseling, California State University, Fullerton

"This book provides real, on-the-ground, ethical challenges. Ethical dilemmas rarely have one ‘correct’ outcome. The editors and contributors provide readers with encouragement to go beyond the text and apply their own critical thinking to potential ethical decisions and solutions."

—Rita Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, professor of counselor education, University of Montana, and author, Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional

"Heller Levitt and Hartwig Moorhead have put together an exciting text that helps developing and seasoned counselors learn more about how personal values intersect with ethical decision making. The unique casebook format points out the complexities of real-life ethical quandaries, provides insightful analysis, and prompts readers to get in touch with their own values-based responses to the cases—all of which make this book a must-have for counselors!"

—Christin Jungers, PhD, associate professor, graduate counseling program, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Contents

List of Tables Acknowledgements List of Contributors Section I: Foundations 1. Introduction Dana Heller Levitt and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead 2. Moral Development Dana Heller Levitt and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead 3. Personal Values in Counseling Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead and Dana Heller Levitt 4. Professional Identity of Counselors Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead and Dana Heller Levitt Section II: Professional Issues and Case Analyses 5. The Counseling Relationship Boundary Issues Adrienne Backer, Gary Goodnough, Dana Heller Levitt, and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead Romantic Relationships Kathryn Henderson, Dana Heller Levitt, and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead Multiple Clients Kathy Mangano, Dana Heller Levitt, and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead Working With Children and Vulnerable Populations Sherry Todd, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Duty to Warn Sherry Todd, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Geriatric Counseling Ruthann Anderson, Dana Heller Levitt, and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead 6. Confidentiality, Privileged Communication, and Privacy Confidentiality With Children Sarah Springer, Dana Heller Levitt, and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead Confidentiality in Community Mental Health Carman Gill, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Confidentiality and Violence Joe Jordan, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Title IX and Reporting Jessica Prince-Sanders, Gerard Lawson, Dana Heller Levitt, and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead 7. Professional Responsibility Client Safety Theresa Kirchner, Dana Heller Levitt, and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead Counselor Safety Matthew Shurts, Dana Heller Levitt, and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead Counselor Competence Randy Baskerville, Dana Heller Levitt, and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead Cultural Considerations Maria Paredes, Daniel Paredes, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Cultural Considerations Shawn Spurgeon, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Competence With Children and Vulnerable Populations Denise Ebersole, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt 8. Relationships With Other Professionals Consultation Alyson M. Pompeo, Dana Heller Levitt, and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead Counselors as Consultants Keith Mobley, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt 9. Evaluation, Assessment, and Interpretation Diagnosis Bryce Hagedorn, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Assessment Louisa Foss-Kelly, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Evaluation and Assessment Donna Adams-Weiss, Dana Heller Levitt, and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead 10. Supervision, Training, and Teaching Counselor Supervision Suzanne Mikkelson, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Counselor Supervision of Work With Children Thelma Greaser, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Romantic Relationships in Counselor Education Andrea Dixon, Vicki Kress, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt 11. Research and Publication Conducting Research Casey Barrio-Minton, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Publication and Citation Richard Watts, Amanda LaGuardia, Dana Heller Levitt, and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead 12. Technology and Online Applications Online Counseling Michelle Wade, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Online Learning Randy Watts, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Online Learning Judy Green, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, and Dana Heller Levitt Section III: Ethics in Context 13. Ethical Decision Making Models Dana Heller Levitt 14: Legal Standards and Processes Vicki Kress and Paul Hard Section IV: Conclusion Chapter 15 Dana Heller Levitt and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead

Author Bio

Dana Heller Levitt, PhD, is associate professor and graduate program coordinator for the counseling program at Montclair State University, USA, and has been a counselor educator for more than a decade. She is a past member of the American Counseling Association’s Ethics Committee and has served in several leadership roles. As part of her work with master’s and doctoral counseling students, Dana is an advocate for critical reflection in the ethical decision-making process and working in the best interests of populations that counselors serve.

Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead, PhD, is a licensed counselor and an assistant professor of counseling at Regent University, USA. She has served as a member of both the American Counseling Association’s Ethics Committee and as the ethics officer for the National Board for Certified Counselors. As an outgrowth of her clinical work with students and supervisees and her experiences within professional counseling organizations, Holly is committed to helping professional counselors understand both the letter and spirit of ethical standards and make decisions that are sensitive and sound.

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Description: Edited by Dana Heller Levitt, Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead. Many counselors learn about ethics in graduate school by applying formal, step-by-step ethical decision-making models that require counselors to be aware of their values and refrain from imposing personal values that might harm clients. However, in the...
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