In addition to providing foundational information about ethical codes and legal statues, this new text encourages counseling personnel to view ethical issues as challenges that will lead to personal and professional growth. Written in an accessible, concise, and easy to read style, this text endeavors to broaden the traditional focus of ethical study to include topics that students and practicing clinicians will find consistent with their own personal strivings and professional needs. The traditional core percepts of professional ethics are covered in considerable detail: confidentiality, informed consent, boundaries and the use of power, and competency and professional responsibility. It also includes a number of critical topics that counselors and therapists face or will face in daily practice. These include organizational ethics, virtue ethics, and an expanded view of multicultural ethics with a focus on community values as well as on religious and spiritual issues. Highlights: Learning objectives, extensive case examples, sidebars listing key concepts and terms, a summary of key points, and case examplesare included in each chapter to facilitate reader learning and retention. A glossary of all key terms is also included. A special chapter in the appendixemphasizes ways in which counselors and therapists can grow and achieve excellencein their personal and professional lives. Unique and essentialcoverage of organizational ethics(OE) is addressed to make readers aware of how organizational dynamics can exert a powerful influence on ethical decision-making. Includes unique coverage of the ethical considerations involvingspiritual and religious issues, as well as the use ofalternative interventionsin counseling and psychotherapy, including the common lawsuits brought against counselors and therapists using spiritual and alternative interventions. A unique section in the appendix describes thepsychological and philosophical basis of ethical decision-makingfor readers who want and need a more in-depth discussion of this topic. Supplements include a user-friendlyInstructorrs"s Manualwith individual, and small and large group activities, as well as an extensiveTest Bankof multiple choice questions and additional ethicalcase studies, with questions keyed for each chapter.Sperry, Len is the author of 'Ethical And Professional Practice of Counseling And Psychotherapy ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205435258 and ISBN 0205435254.