Ethical Reasoning in the Mental Health Professions

Ethical Reasoning in the Mental Health Professions

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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 qrightq and qwrongq 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.Gary G. Ford. PREAMBLE The previous version of the aquot;Ethical Principlesaquot; preamble (APA. 1990) began with a ... The primary focus of the preamble has shifted to an assertive statement concerning the roles psychologists perform and ... designed to provide additional information on the issue of competence for various service delivery specialties within the profession. ... The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 1994b) also includes information regardinganbsp;...


Title:Ethical Reasoning in the Mental Health Professions
Author: Gary G. Ford
Publisher:CRC Press - 2000-09-19
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