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COUN 6306 Required Course Readings

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Abrams, E., & Loewenthal, D. (2005). Responsibility and ethico-moral values in counselling and psychotherapy. Existential Analysis: Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 16(1), 73–86.

Barbee, P. W., Combs, D. C., Ekleberry, F., & Villalobos, S. (2007). Duty to warn and protect: Not in Texas. Journal of Professional Counseling, Practice, Theory, & Research, 35(1), 18–25.

Bashe, A., Anderson, S. K., Handelsman, M. M., & Klevansky, R. (2007). An acculturation model for ethics training: The ethics autobiography and beyond. Professional Psychology: Research And Practice, 38(1), 60-67. doi:10.1037/0735-7028.38.1.60

Bradley, L. J., & Hendricks, B. (2009). E-mail and ethical issues. The Family Journal, 17(3), 267–271.

Bradley, L. J., & Hendricks, C. B. (2008). Ethical decision making: Basic issues. The Family Journal, 16(3), 261–263.

Brown, C., & Trangsrud, H. B. (2008). Factors associated with acceptance and decline of client gift giving. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39(5), 505–511.

Burwell-Pender, L., & Halinski, K. H. (2008). Enhanced awareness of countertransference. Journal of Professional Counseling, Practice, Theory, & Research, 36(2), 38–51.

By the numbers: Counselor impairment. (2005). Counseling Today, 48(4), 3.

Calley, N. G. (2009). Promoting a contextual perspective in the application of the ACA Code of Ethics: The ethics into action map. Journal of Counseling & Development, 87(4), 476–482.

Cottone, R. R., & Claus, R. E. (2000). Ethical decision-making models: A review of the literature. Journal of Counseling & Development, 78(3), 275–283.

Diaz, A., Neal, W. P., Nucci, A. T., Ludmer, P., Bitterman, J., & Edwards, S. (2004). Legal and ethical issues facing adolescent health care professionals. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, 71(3), 181–185.

Duba, J. D., & Magenta, M. (2008). End-of-life decision making: A preliminary outline for preparing counselors to work with terminally ill individuals. The Family Journal, 16(4), 384–390.

Eaves, S., Emens, R., & Sheperis, C. J. (2008). Counselors in the managed care era: The efficacy of the data-based problem solver model. Journal of Professional Counseling, Practice, Theory, & Research, 36(2), 1–12.

Eberlein, L. (1987). Introducing ethics to beginning psychologists: A problem-solving approach. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 18(4), 353–359.

Erickson, S. H. (2001). Multiple relationships in rural counseling. The Family Journal, 9(3), 302–304.

Everall, R. D., & Paulson, B. L. (2004). Burnout and secondary traumatic stress impact on ethical behaviour. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 38(1), 25–35.

Garcia, J. G., Cartwright, B., Winston, S. M., & Borzuchowska, B. (2003). A transcultural integrative model for ethical decision making in counseling. Journal of Counseling & Development, 81(3), 268–277.

Heaton, K. J., & Black, L. L. (2009). I knew you when: A case study of managing preexisting nonamorous relationships in counseling. The Family Journal, 17(2), 134–138.

Hendricks, B., Bradley, L. J., Brogan, W. C., III, & Brogan, C. (2009). Shelly: A case study focusing on ethics and counselor wellness. The Family Journal, 17(4), 355–359.

Hendricks, B., Bradley, L. J., Southern, S., Oliver, M., & Birdsall, B. (2011). Ethical Code for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. The Family Journal, 19(2), 217–224.

Jennings, L., Sovereign, A., Bottorff, N., Mussell, M. P., & Vye, C. (2005). Nine ethical values of master therapists. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 27(1), 32–47.

Kaplan, D. M., Kocet, M. M., Cottone, R. R., Glosoff, H. L., Miranti, J. G., Moll, E. C., et. al. (2009). New mandates and imperatives in the revised ACA Code of Ethics. Journal of Counseling & Development, 87(2), 241–256.

Kitchener, K. S. (1984, September). Intuition, critical evaluation and ethical principles: The foundation for ethical decisions in counseling psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 12(3), 43–55.This article is linked in the Week 3 Resources in your classroom.

Knapp, S., Gottlieb, M., Berman, J., & Handelsman, M. M. (2007). When laws and ethics collide: What should psychologists do? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(1), 54–59.

Lawrence, G., & Robinson Kirpius, S. E. (2000). Legal and ethical issues involved when counseling minors in nonschool settings. Journal of Counseling & Development, 78(2), 130–136.

Lawson, G. (2007). Counselor wellness and impairment: A national survey. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 46(1), 20–34.

Magnuson, S., Black, L. L., & Norem, K. (2004). Supervising school counselors and interns: Resources for site supervisors. Journal of Professional Counseling, Practice, Theory, & Research, 32(2), 4–15.

McHale, J. V. (2009). Patient confidentiality and mental health: Part 1. British Journal of Nursing (BJN), 18(15), 944–945.

McHale, J. V. (2009). Patient confidentiality and mental health. Part 2: Dilemmas of disclosure. British Journal of Nursing (BJN), 18(16), 996–997.

Midkiff, D. M., & Wyatt, W. J. (2008). Ethical issues in the provision of online mental health services (etherapy). Journal of Technology in Human Services, 26(2-4), 310–332.

Neukrug, E., Milliken, T., & Walden, S. (2001). Ethical complaints made against credentialed counselors: An updated survey of state licensing boards. Counselor Education & Supervision, 41(1), 57–70.

Pipes, R. B., Holstein, J. E., & Aguirre, M. G. (2005). Examining the personal-professional distinction: Ethics codes and the difficulty of drawing a boundary. American Psychologist, 60(4), 325–334.

Shtarkshall, R. (2006). Responding to messages of adolescents on the Internet: Theoretical, practical, and ethical issues. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 1(4), 3–22.

Simone, S., & Fulero, S. M. (2005). Tarasoff and the duty to protect. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 11(1/2), 145–168.

Sommers-Flanagan, R., Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Welfel, E. R. (2009). The duty to protect: Ethical, legal, and professional considerations for mental health professionals. In J. L. Werth, Jr., E. R. Welfel, & G. A. H. Benjamin (Eds.), The duty to protect and the ethical standards of professional organizations (pp. 29–40). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Wilcoxon, S. A., & Magnuson, S. (2002). Concurrent academic and pre-licensure supervision: When supervision is not just supervision. Clinical Supervisor, 21(2), 55–66.

Wilcoxon, S. A., Norem, K., & Magnuson, S. (2005). Supervisees’ contributions to lousy supervision outcomes. Journal of Professional Counseling, Practice, Theory, & Research, 33(2), 31–49.

Wilkerson, K. (2006). Impaired students: Applying the therapeutic process model to graduate training programs. Counselor Education & Supervision, 45(3), 207–217.

Woody, R. H. (2007). Avoiding expert testimony about family therapy. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 35(5), 389–393.

Zack, J. S. (2008). How sturdy is that digital couch? Legal considerations for mental health professionals who deliver clinical services via the Internet. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 26(2-4), 333–359.

Counseling Recommended Databases

  • PsycINFO
    American Psychological Association's (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains nearly 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s.
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video
    This is the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. This resource contains 400 hours and more than 330 videos on completion.
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works
    This is searchable collection containing real transcripts of therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material.

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