This text addresses ethical issues and principles in human services professions including social work, counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. All of these professions must be sensitive to ethical standards and dilemmas, particularly given the increase in litigation surrounding ethical issues. This text leads the reader through a personal journey of discovery, assessment, and clarification of values and ethics. The focus of the text is to help the reader to assimilate ethical principles, thus becoming an ethical practitioner. The text reflects the ethical codes of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the American Psychological Association (APA). Sound pedagogy includes learning objectives, cases, and guided exercises, all intended to raise the reader's self-awareness of issues of values, ethics, and professional standards.Parsons, Richard D. is the author of 'Ethics of Professional Practice', published 2000 under ISBN 9780205308781 and ISBN 0205308783.