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Ethics in a Multicultural Context



February 2003 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc


Multicultural counselors often face a moral dilemma: should they follow the ethical guidelines of their professional counseling organization at the expense of a client or take the appropriate action while bending official standards?

Ethics in a Multicultural Context provides strategies for critical decision making in multicultural settings. Utilizing extensive case studies, authors Sherlon P. Pack-Brown and Carmen Braun Williams present a comprehensive exploration of counseling ethics in a cultural context. Examining the implications and consequences of competent multicultural counseling, they present ethical dilemmas arising in face-to-face counseling interactions, supervisory relationships, and educational situations.

By placing ethical issues in a cultural context, this inclusive volume provides readers with the practical tools to address complex questions such as

    • Are dual relationships ethical?
    • How do you handle unintentional cultural bias?
    • Can you barter for counseling services?
    • How do you manage a client's welfare?
    • Does counseling foster dependence?
    • What are the boundaries of competence?

 

Ethics in a Multicultural Context encourages critical thinking rather than passive acceptance. The authors identify culturally troublesome issues, encourage culturally appropriate interpretations of existing ethical guidelines, and promote ethical behavior in multicultural contexts.

encourages critical thinking rather than passive acceptance. The authors identify culturally troublesome issues, encourage culturally appropriate interpretations of existing ethical guidelines, and promote ethical behavior in multicultural contexts.

Designed for students and educators in counselor education and counseling psychology programs, this book is also an essential guide for social workers, psychologists, and health professionals who work in multicultural environments.


 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Acknowledgements
 
Dedication
 
Section I. Overview
 
Chapter 1. Brief Review of Principles and Goals of Three Ethical Codes
The American Counseling Association  
The American Psychological Association  
The National Association of Social Workers  
Guidelines for Ethical Behavior  
Processing Ethical Complaints  
Critical Incident  
Summary and Key Points  
 
Chapter 2. Review of the Literature on Ethics in a Multicultural Context
Philosophical Ethics: Four Major Schools  
Promoting Ethics in a Multicultural Context  
Multicultural Counseling: The Fourth Force in Counseling  
ACA, APA, NASW: 1980 to present  
Critical Incident  
Summary and Key Points  
 
Chapter 3. Ethical Codes: Multicultural Explorations and Implications
Cultural Competence  
Purposive Decision-Making: Promoting Cultural Intentionality and Competence  
Culturally Biased Assumptions  
Worldview Analysis  
Critical Incident  
Summary and Key Points  
 
Section II Overview
 
Chapter 4. Confused? Try Thinking in a Competent and Multicultural Context
Competence within a Cultural Context  
AMCD Multicultural Competencies  
Moral Principles of Three Codes of Ethics: The View within a Cultural Context  
A Multicultural Framework: Ethical Thinking and Decision-Making within a Multicultural Context  
Review of ACA, APA, and NASW Ethical Codes Within a Cultural Content  
Critical Incident  
Summary and Key Points  
 
Chapter 5. Awareness: The First Stage of Ethical Thinking in a Multicultural Context
The Person and Then the Professional  
A Framework Promoting Self-Awareness to Facilitate Understanding the Cultural Behavior of Others  
Approach to Difference  
Critical Incident  
Summary and Key Points  
 
Chapter 6. Knowledge and Skills, Stages 2 and 3: Ethical Thinking and Decision-Making in a Multicultural Context
Precounseling: Becoming a Helper Within a Multicultural Context  
Adapting Learned Skills and Counseling Theory to Work Ethically Within a Client's Cultural Framework  
Plan of Action: Moving from Awareness and Knowledge to Action  
Ethical Decision Making In a Multicultual Context  
Summary and Key Points  
 
Overview
 
Chapter 7. Dual Relationships
ACA Code  
APA Code  
NASW Code  
Questions for Reflection and Discussion  
Summary and Key Points  
 
Chapter 8. Unintentional Cultural Bias
ACA Code  
APA Code  
NASW Code  
Questions for Reflection and Discussion  
Expert's Discussion Colleen Logan
Summary and Key Points  
 
Chapter 9. Client Welfare
ACA Code  
APA Code  
NASW Code  
Questions for Reflection and Discussion  
Summary and Key Points  
 
Chapter 10. Bartering for Services
ACA Code  
APA Code  
NASW Code  
Questions for Reflection and Discussion  
Expert's Discussion Michael Tlanusta Garett
Summary and Key Points  
 
Chapter 11. Fostering Dependency
ACA Code  
APA Code  
NASW Code  
Questions for Reflection and Discussion  
Summary and Key Points  
 
Chapter 12. Boundaries of Competence
ACA Code  
APA Code  
NASW Code  
Questions for Reflection and Discussion  
Expert's Discussion Sandra I. Lopez-Baez
Summary and Key Points  
 
References
 
Glossary of Terms
 
Index
 
About the Authors
Key features
  • Each chapter of Ethics in a Multicultural Context includes cases or critical incidents followed with suggested exercises that can be used in counselor education settings
  • Includes comprehensive and practical treatment on ethical decision-making in a multicultural context
  • Book focuses on strategies to promote critical thinking in regard to ethical multicultural practice.

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