An engaging text that covers ethical choices in a variety of counseling settingsHelping professionals assist people with complex and sometimes highly personal problems. This often means delving into many aspects of human behavior spanning a wide spectrum of relationships, organizational settings, and other interwoven circumstances and situations. Doing this in a professional manner requires an ethical awareness that is both well informed and effectively practiced.Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional takes mental health professionals on a wide-ranging tour of ethics-covering both the theoretical as well as practical aspects of providing sound, ethical care. Coverage goes beyond a laundry-list approach to rules of conduct, and plumbs the philosophical roots embedded in today's professional codes. Engaging case studies explore how ethical rules and principles apply in various real-world settings and specialties.After covering ethical philosophies, codes, and standards, Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional further discusses: The helping relationship from beginning to end Confidentiality and trust Boundaries, roles, and limits Assessment: peering through the right lens Research, efficacy, and competenceIn addition, this reader-friendly guide includes the specifics of counseling in settings such as: Agencies Private practice Schools Rehabilitation counseling Couples and family counseling Addictions counseling Teaching, mentoring, and supervision Multicultural settings and situationsA unique and comprehensive resource, Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional challenges students and professionals to consider both the process and the content of making ethical choices as a helping professional.Rita Sommers-Flanagan is the author of 'Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional: Cultural and Philosophical Foundations (Wiley Desktop Editions)', published 2006 under ISBN 9780471738107 and ISBN 0471738107.