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The Counselor and the Law

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The Counselor and the Law

Author : Barbara S. Anderson
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In today's litigious society, the conduct of counseling professionals is increasingly scrutinized by the media, the general public, and the profession itself. Subsequently, counselors need to understand the permissible bounds of conduct within which they can perform their jobs effectively and legally. This text examines these parameters by providing a broad overview of the law and the potential areas of liability that counselors encounter in their professional practices. General principles of law are set out together with the American Counseling Association's Code of Ethics, to give professional counselors an overview of the laws and ethical considerations that affect them. Although the book is not intended to be an in-depth treatment of legal or ethical standards, it should enable counselors to spot important issues as these concerns arise in practice. The chapters offer an overview of the law and ethics and cover such areas as fees, consent, consultation, privileged communication, counseling minors, how to avoid liability, civil actions, criminal actions, business procedures, insurance protection, hiring, record keeping, licensure, unprofessional conduct, and numerous other issues. Appendices reproduce the ACA Code of Ethics, information on the ACA Insurance Trust, and a checklist for obtaining informed written consent for treatment. Contains 97 references. (RJM)

The Counselor and the Law

Author : Bruce R. Hopkins
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This document is a general guide to assist counselors in conducting their practice in a legal and ethical manner. It outlines broad legal pitfalls that could trap unwary or uninformed counseling professionals. After an introduction to the counseling profession, the second chapter provides an overview of the law and ethics. The third chapter deals with the counselor-client relationship and protecting client confidences. Specific topics include the duty to warn and court appearances. Chapter 4 discusses avoiding civil liability, focusing on the topics of professional competence, general malpractice, malpractice in particular situations, and other civil actions such as defamation. Avoiding criminal liability is discussed in chapter 5 issues such as failure to report suspected child abuse and sexual misconduct are discussed. The sixth chapter discusses issues involving the private practitioner, including governing instruments, organizational aspects, tax considerations, nonprofit organizations, licensure, and professional liability insurance. The appendix includes the Ethical Standards of the American Association for Counseling and Development (1988) and Ethical Guidelines for Group Counselors (1989). (ABL)

The Counselor at law

Author : Robert F. Cochran
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The Counselor and the Law

Author : Thomas Burgum
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Law for the Christian Counselor

Author : George W. Ohlschlager MSW, JD
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Contents Part IThe Grave New World of Christian Counseling Liability Part IISexual Misconduct in Christian Counseling Part IIIConfidentiality and Its Many Exceptions Part IVThe Counseling Process: Managing Liability Risk Part VSpecial Counseling Modes and Controversial Cases Part VICorporate Risks and Counseling Credentials Part VIIThe Maturation of the Christian Counseling Profession

Legal Issues and Religious Counseling

Author : Ronald K. Bullis
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This much-needed book offers a current description of how religious counselors and clergy, as well as their local and national religious organizations, become legally vulnerable. The authors examine the three most litigated areas in clergy counseling: breaches of confidentiality; sexual misconduct; and the content and quality of counseling services. Glossary.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling Children and Adolescents

Author : Teri Ann Sartor
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Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling Children and Adolescents provides counselors and other professionals with clinical cases and accurate, up-to-date information on both ethical standards and case law. Chapters take a comprehensive, developmental approach to legal and ethical decision making when counseling children and adolescents, one that presents each chapter topic from the perspective of an adult and then explores accommodations important to children and adolescents. The book is a vital resource for faculty who recognize the limited scope with which other texts cover the topic and for practitioners looking to better understand the legal and ethical concerns around working with young people.

Biomedical Ethics and the Law

Author : James M. Humber
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In the past few years, an increasing number of colleges and universities have added courses in biomedical ethics to their curricula. To some extent, these additions serve to satisfy student demands for "relevance. " But it is also true that such changes reflect a deepening desire on the part of the academic community to deal effectively with a host of problems which must be solved if we are to have a health-care delivery system which is efficient, humane, and just. To a large degree, these problems are the unique result of both rapidly changing moral values and dramatic advances in biomedical technology. The past decade has witnessed sudden and conspicuous controversy over the morality and legality of new practices relating to abortion, therapy for the mentally ill, experimentation using human subjects, forms of genetic interven tion, and euthanasia. Malpractice suits abound, and astronomical fees for malpractice insurance threaten the very possibility of medical and health-care practice. Without the backing of a clear moral consensus, the law is frequently forced into resolving these conflicts only to see the moral issues involved still hotly debated and the validity of the existing law further questioned. Take abortion, for example. Rather than settling the legal issue, the Supreme Court's original abortion decision in Roe v. Wade (1973), seems only to have spurred further legal debate. And of course, whether or not abortion is a mo rally ac ceptable procedure is still the subject of heated dispute.

Ethical Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling

Author : Theodore P. Remley, Jr.
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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 in the Family Law System

Author : Virginia B. Allen, EdD
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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 oneís 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 haveóand challenges they must often overcomeóin 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 doníts Includes templates for conducting interviews, writing reports, visitation/parenting plans, sample reports, and case examples Examines myths and misunderstandings regarding forensic family practice

Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders

Author : Ruth E. Masters
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Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders, Second Edition offers individuals a practical preparation for communicating with offenders. Recognising that individuals who counsel offenders in the criminal justice system often have not had the extensive training of a licensed psychologist. This book gives essential information, proven systems that have stood the test of time in American prisons and appropriate and effective counsellor attitudes.

Genetics and the Law

Author : Aubrey Milunsky
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Society has historically not taken a benign view of genetic disease. The laws permitting sterilization of the mentally re tarded~ and those proscribing consanguineous marriages are but two examples. Indeed as far back as the 5th-10th centuries, B.C.E., consanguineous unions were outlawed (Leviticus XVIII, 6). Case law has traditionally tended toward the conservative. It is reactive rather than directive, exerting its influence only after an individual or group has sustained injury and brought suit. In contrast, state legislatures have not been inhibited in enacting statutes. Many of their products can be characterized as hasty, unnecessary, ill-conceived, and based on the heart rather than the head. Moreover the lack of expert consultation sought has also been remarkable. One state legislature, for example, has advocated immunization for sickle cell anemia! Many others have enacted laws for the screening of inborn errors of metabolism, e.g., phenylketon uria, but have poorly defined the lines of responsibility to secure compliance. A spate of specific disease-related bills has emerged in the u.S. Congress, each seeking recognition and appropriations. Sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, Cooley's anemia and Tay-Sachs disease have been among the front-runners for support. Finally, in 1975, Congress has begun to examine an omnibus bill concerning all forms of genetic disease. The bill, termed the National Genetic Diseases Act is, however, still far from being enacted.

Ethical Reasoning in the Mental Health Professions

Author : Gary G. Ford
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The ability to reason ethically is an extraordinarily important aspect of professionalism in any field. Indeed, the greatest challenge in ethical professional practice involves resolving the conflict that arises when the professional is required to choose between two competing ethical principles. Ethical Reasoning in the Mental Health Professions explores how to develop the ability to reason ethically in difficult situations. Other books merely present ethical and legal issues one at a time, along with case examples involving "right" and "wrong" answers. In dramatic contrast, Ethical Reasoning in the Mental Health Professions provides you with the needed background in methods of ethical reasoning and introduces an innovative nine-step model of ethical decision-making for resolving ethical dilemmas. Ethical Reasoning in the Mental Health Profession discusses the ethical codes of both psychology and counseling. This interdisciplinary approach promotes a better understanding of the similarities and differences in the points of emphasis in the two codes, which, in turn, enriches your understanding of the range of ethical considerations relevant to the practice of the mental health professions.

Counseling Ethics

Author : Christin Jungers, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC
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How can philosophy guide our understanding of and approach to counseling ethics and techniques? Moving beyond the standard review of ethical issues and basic problem solving, this highly engaging new text for counseling professionals features innovative, experiential activities and case studies that promote in-depth thinking about the ethical, moral, and legal issues often confronted by counseling professionals. The book is designed to help counselors develop an appreciation for and confidence in their preferred set of philosophical ethics and become ethically autonomous professionals. To this end, it examines a full range of philosophical approaches to ethics, such as the well-known concepts of ethics codes and laws, as well as the less familiar ideas of existential phenomenology, care ethics, and virtues. Featuring contributions from leading counselor educators and practitioners representing a wide range of expertise in counseling specialties and ethical practice, this text presents ethical practice from a positive, proactive point of view rather than from a reactive or fear-based stance. It provides a solid foundation in ethical decision making, critical thinking, and best practices that will enable counseling professionals to navigate the maze of ethical codes and standards of care, while confidently practicing in a consistently ethical manner. The accompanying Instructorís Manual offers step-by-step guidance on how to facilitate classroom activities and case study discussions, as well as a sample syllabus and a selection of quiz and essay questions to enhance studentsí understanding of each chapter. The text is congruent with relevant ethical codes and CACREP curriculum standards. Key Features: Provides activity-based learning regarding all the ethical standards and legal issues counselors will face Promotes in-depth critical thinking and a proactive, postitive approach to ethical and moral dilemmas Includes examples across all counseling settings and specialties Offers students multiple case examples that make ethical issues realistic and engaging Features Instructorís Manual offering sample syllabus and resources for course activities

The Legal Eagles Guide for Children s Advocacy Centers

Author : ANDREW H. AGATSTON
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This second edition collection of legal letters written by Attorney Andrew Agatston to children’s advocacy centers, child advocates, and detectives builds up on the 2009 book, The Legal Eagles of Children’s Advocacy Centers: A Lawyer’s Guide to Soaring in the Courtroom. It is critical for children’s advocacy center professionals and others who work on behalf of children who have allegedly been sexually abused to have a thorough understanding of the legal system and the legal rules and requirements that directly affect their professional responsibilities. This book is a second collection of legal letters that Mr. Agatston has written to his “Legal Eagles” as part of his weekly List Serv that now has subscribers in thirty-five states.

Counseling Theories and Techniques for Rehabilitation and Mental Health Professionals Second Edition

Author : Fong Chan, PhD, CRC
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The only text about counseling theories and techniques developed specifically for upper-level rehabilitation counseling students and practitioners, this book is now fully updated with a focus on evidence-based practice. It reflects the great strides made in incorporating research-based knowledge into counseling/therapy interventions since the first edition’s publication nearly 10 years ago. The book disseminates the expertise of many of the most esteemed leaders and academic scholars in rehabilitation counseling. These authors emphasize state-of-the-art scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of various counseling approaches and techniques for people with and without disabilities.

The Law Librarian

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Oaxaca al Gusto

Author : Diana Kennedy
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No one has done more to introduce the world to the authentic, flavorful cuisines of Mexico than Diana Kennedy. Acclaimed as the Julia Child of Mexican cooking, Kennedy has been an intrepid, indefatigable student of Mexican foodways for more than fifty years and has published several classic books on the subject, including The Cuisines of Mexico (now available in The Essential Cuisines of Mexico, a compilation of her first three books), The Art of Mexican Cooking, My Mexico, and From My Mexican Kitchen. Her uncompromising insistence on using the proper local ingredients and preparation techniques has taught generations of cooks how to prepare—and savor—the delicious, subtle, and varied tastes of Mexico. In Oaxaca al Gusto, Kennedy takes us on an amazing journey into one of the most outstanding and colorful cuisines in the world. The state of Oaxaca is one of the most diverse in Mexico, with many different cultural and linguistic groups, often living in areas difficult to access. Each group has its own distinctive cuisine, and Diana Kennedy has spent many years traveling the length and breadth of Oaxaca to record in words and photographs "these little-known foods, both wild and cultivated, the way they were prepared, and the part they play in the daily or festive life of the communities I visited." Oaxaca al Gusto is the fruit of these labors—and the culmination of Diana Kennedy's life's work. Organized by regions, Oaxaca al Gusto presents some three hundred recipes—most from home cooks—for traditional Oaxacan dishes. Kennedy accompanies each recipe with fascinating notes about the ingredients, cooking techniques, and the food's place in family and communal life. Lovely color photographs illustrate the food and its preparation. A special feature of the book is a chapter devoted to the three pillars of the Oaxacan regional cuisines—chocolate, corn, and chiles. Notes to the cook, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index complete the volume. An irreplaceable record of the infinite world of Oaxacan gastronomy, Oaxaca al Gusto belongs on the shelf of everyone who treasures the world's traditional regional cuisines.

The Law Student s Helper

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