The Counselor and the Law

Author: Anne Marie Wheeler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119026806
Format: PDF, Docs
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Each chapter in The Counselor and the Law has been updated to reflect changes in the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, findings of recent court cases, and new federal and state legislation. Attorney Nancy Wheeler and Burt Bertram, a private practitioner and counselor educator, provide a comprehensive overview of the law as it pertains to counseling practice; an in-depth look at counselors’ legal and ethical responsibilities; and an array of risk management strategies. This edition contains a thoroughly updated chapter on distance counseling, technology, and social media; regulatory updates to the HIPAA and the HITECH Act; and recent case law developments regarding legal risks for counselor educators. The issues surrounding civil malpractice liability, licensure board complaints, confidentiality, duty to warn, suicide and threats of harm to self, professional boundaries, records and documentation, and managing a counseling practice are also addressed in detail. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.

The Counselor and the Law

Author: Anne Marie Wheeler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119026814
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Each chapter in The Counselor and the Law has been updated to reflect changes in the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, findings of recent court cases, and new federal and state legislation. Attorney Nancy Wheeler and Burt Bertram, a private practitioner and counselor educator, provide a comprehensive overview of the law as it pertains to counseling practice; an in-depth look at counselors’ legal and ethical responsibilities; and an array of risk management strategies. This edition contains a thoroughly updated chapter on distance counseling, technology, and social media; regulatory updates to the HIPAA and the HITECH Act; and recent case law developments regarding legal risks for counselor educators. The issues surrounding civil malpractice liability, licensure board complaints, confidentiality, duty to warn, suicide and threats of harm to self, professional boundaries, records and documentation, and managing a counseling practice are also addressed in detail. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.

Solution Focused School Counselor

Author: Tom E. Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135058148
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text highlights the indispensable role of school counselors today, namely as change agents in an increasingly complex and fluctuating school system. Informed by emerging standards of practice and current research, the book adopts the salutary perspective of solution-focused brief therapy as its foundation. It outlines practical and time-sensitive strategies for school counselors to use with students, parents, teachers, and administrators. The Solution-Focused School Counselor encourages readers to envision and proactively construct interactions with students, families, and staff that contribute not only to the formation of an exceptional school, but to the shaping of an effective professional practice. Blending current theory into practice, the authors have consulted research across a variety of disciplines and have related it in an understandable format. School counselors will find this book useful either as a professional resource to be read from cover-to-cover, or as a reference tool from which specific sections may be consulted. This book is an excellent resource for school counselors and students alike. It is also useful for school psychologists and administrators as well as anyone interested in making a difference in the school setting.

Counseling in the Family Law System

Author: Virginia B. Allen
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826198295
Format: PDF
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This practical career guide is the first book written specifically for professional counselors on how to provide services to the family court system, a growing and lucrative field of practice. Written by a professional counselor with over 20 years of experience, it discusses the roles of counselors in family court and provides step-by-step guidelines on how to expand one’s counseling practice to include family forensic services. It describes how to enter the field, build a successful practice, and how to work effectively with attorneys and judges as well as parents and children. The book provides specific guidelines and examples of how to communicate effectively with attorneys, conduct interviews with parents and children, make recommendations for custody and visitation, write reports, and successfully testify in court. Content builds on the background and expertise already possessed by the professional counselor, and describes the advantages that counselors have—and challenges they must often overcome—in successfully practicing in the family law system. Included is a wealth of relevant information about the court system, definitions of legal terms, standards of practice required by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), training and licensing requirements for evaluators and mediators, scope of practice, and ethical concerns. The book also includes forms for taking interview notes, templates for writing reports, examples of actual reports, sample visitation schedules, and case studies. Key Features: Written specifically for counselors, by an experienced counselor Offers a practical, step-by-step approach for counselors with little legal background Describes how to communicate with attorneys and conduct interviews with parents and children, including dos and don’ts Includes templates for conducting interviews, writing reports, visitation/parenting plans, sample reports, and case examples Examines myths and misunderstandings regarding forensic family practice

Ethical Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling

Author: Theodore P. Remley, Jr.
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780134061641
Format: PDF
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This authoritative resource, written by two counseling professors—one an attorney and the other an expert in ethics—explores the most difficult ethical, legal, and professional challenges in counseling in an easy-to-understand manner. Ideal for instructors who do not specialize in the topics presented, and for students who are learning about the counseling profession,Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling includes numerous case studies throughout not only to highlight difficult situations faced by counselors, but also to give readers the benefit of the authors' best thinking on how to resolve the dilemmas. The complex legal, ethical, and professional counseling issues are analyzed and discussed in a manner that allows counselors to resolve challenging situations as they arise in their practice. Included is practical advice on how to manage ethical and legal issues such as using technology and social media, counseling minors and vulnerable adults, counseling clients who may be suicidal or violent, responding to subpoenas; setting boundaries with clients, students, and supervisees serving as gatekeepers for the counseling profession; developing a private practice, responding to complaints, and practicing in a diversity-sensitive manner. The topics are relevant for school counselors, clinical mental health counselors, college counselors, rehabilitation counselors, marriage and family counselors, substance abuse counselors, and counselors who practice in other specialties. As a text it is appropriate for undergraduate, master's level, and doctoral level human services and counseling.

Counseling Ethics for the 21st Century

Author: Elliot D. Cohen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506345492
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Counseling Ethics for the 21st Century prepares students to address ethical issues arising in contemporary counseling practice. Drawing on their own clinical and practical experiences, authors Elliot D. Cohen and Gale Spieler Cohen present detailed, realistic, and engaging clinical case studies along with a comprehensive five-step model that can be used to manage the complex ethical problems raised throughout the book. Each chapter focuses on particular virtues in the context of examining a particular counseling issue, including online counseling, digital record keeping, and social media. Students will be empowered to define problems, identify relevant facts, conduct ethical analyses, and make the best decisions for their clients.

Making Changes Last

Author: Jeffrey A. Kottler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135895910
Format: PDF, ePub
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Based on original research conducted by the author over the past twenty years, this book is a definitive investigation of enduring change. Hundreds of therapists and change agents, in addition to a diverse group of people who have self-initiated experiences, or structured therapy, have been interviewed about their most dramatic growth and the factors that contributed to making their changes last. Written for helping and leadership professionals, as well as the public, this book will give readers the knowledge and tools they need to understand the mechanisms and processes of lasting change.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604425178
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions

Author: Gerald Corey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534614434
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides practitioners with the basis for discovering their own guidelines within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. To help you make these wise, informed decisions, it provides you with coverage of the latest standards and research, a discussion of a range of diverse views on the central issues of the profession, and case vignettes and open questions that invite you to develop an internalized, personal perspective.