Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy, Second Edition builds upon the strong foundations of the first edition. This new edition addresses the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics as well as other professional organizations’ codes of ethics, and includes three new chapters: one on in-home family therapy, a common method of providing therapy to clients, particularly those involved with child protective services; one chapter on HIPAA and HITECH Regulations that practicing therapists need to know; and one chapter on professional issues, in which topics such as advertising, professional identity, supervision, and research ethics are addressed. This book is intended as a training text for students studying to be marriage and family therapists.
Table of Contents
Preface Lorna Hecker and Megan J. Murphy 1. Introduction Lorna Hecker and Megan J. Murphy 2. Ethical Decision Making from a Relational Perspective Elisabeth Shaw 3. Legal Issues in Couple and Family Therapy Ruth Ogden Halstead and John H. Halstead 4. The Impact of HIPAA and HITECH Regulations on the Couple and Family Therapist Lorna Hecker, Courtney L. Miner, and Megan J. Murphy 5. Self of the Therapist: Being Aware, Prepared, and Ethical Jared A. Durtschi and Melanie McClellan 6. Power, Privilege, and Ethics in Couple and Family Therapy Megan J. Murphy and Lorna Hecker 7. Sexuality, Boundaries, and Ethics Teresa L. Young and René A. Jones 8. Risk Management in Practice Amber Sampson 9. Spirituality and Religion Rebecca A. Cobb, Jacob B. Priest, and Taimyr B. Strachan 10. Ethics in Therapy with Children in Families Lorna Hecker and Catherine Ford Sori 11. Ethics, Legal, and Professional Issues in Mediation and Parent Coordination Julia M. Bernard, Nicole Manick, and Maike Klein 12. Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice Appendix 12.1 Z. Seda Sahin and Julie Ramisch 13. Ethical Issues with Systemic and Social Constructionist Family Therapies Joseph L. Wetchler and Rachel M. Moore 14. Ethical Couple and Family E-Therapy Markie L. C. Twist and Katherine M. Hertlein 15. Ethical and Clinical Considerations for Home-Based Family Therapy Kiran M. Hussain, M. Evan Thomas, Shannon Polezoes, and Léa El Helou 16. Ethics of Professionalism Megan J. Murphy and Amber Sampson