Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling Children and Adolescents provides counselors and other professionals with clinical cases and accurate, up-to-date information on both ethical standards and case law. Chapters take a comprehensive, developmental approach to legal and ethical decision making when counseling children and adolescents, one that presents each chapter topic from the perspective of an adult and then explores accommodations important to children and adolescents. The book is a vital resource for faculty who recognize the limited scope with which other texts cover the topic and for practitioners looking to better understand the legal and ethical concerns around working with young people.
Table of Contents
About the Authors Contributing Authors Preface Acknowledgements 1.Introduction to the Unique Legal and Ethical Challenges when Counseling Children and Adolescents Bill McHenry 2. Ethics of Working with Children, Adolescents and Their Parents Teri Ann Sartor, Bill McHenry, and Jim McHenry 3.Understanding How Personal and Professional Struggles Contribute to Practice Teri Ann Sartor, Bill McHenry, and Jim McHenry 4.The Ethical and Legal Differences and Similarities of Working with Children and Adolescents in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Professional School Counseling Trigg Even 5. Ethical and Legal Issues in Adolescent Residential Treatment, Adolescent Groups, and Working with Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorder (SEBD) Populations Don Redmond 6. Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling LGBTQ Children and Adolescents Cyndi Mathews 7. Professional and Ethical Use of Expressive Arts Andrea Davis 8. Legal and Ethical Issues in Administering and Interpreting Test and Assessments with Children and Adolescents Darren Dobrinski and Joseph R. Engler 9. The Ethical and Legal Boundaries All Counselors Must Understand in the Process of Reporting Abuse/Neglect and Not Tainting Legal Investigations Brian Peterson 10. Working with a Psychiatrist while Counseling Children and Adolescents: Ethical, Legal and Potential Considerations S. Dean Aslinia, Amir Abbassi, and M. Sarfaraz Khan 11.Navigating Legal Issues and Serving your Client Laurel Clement 12. Technology: Relevance to Ethics with Minors Kathryn C. MacCluskie, Stephanie S.J. Drcar, and Darnell L. Robinson 13. The Importance of Networking/Webbing Salene J. Cowher 14. Challenging Cases Teri Ann Sartor Concluding Thoughts by Jim McHenry Multiple Choice Questions References
Teri Ann Sartor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, CHST, is an assistant professor of counseling at Texas A&M University–Texarkana.
Bill McHenry, PhD, LPC, is the dean of graduate studies and research and associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M University–Texarkana. He has coauthored four books, including What Therapists Say and Why They Say It and A Counselor‘s Introduction to Neuroscience.
Jim McHenry, EdD, NCC, LPC, CRC, is professor emeritus at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He has coauthored three books, including What Therapists Say and Why They Say It and A Counselor‘s Introduction to Neuroscience.
"Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling Children and Adolescents fills a glaring gap in the counseling literature. It directly tackles the trickiest ethical and legal quagmires encountered when working with minors. It’s full of practical considerations, current issues, and relevant case studies. Each chapter clarifies the unique role of counselors on multidisciplinary teams that serve children and adolescents. This is a go-to resource for all counselors who work with kids and teens!"
Becky Willow, EdD, LPC, NCC associate professor of clinical mental health counseling at Gannon University
"This text is an essential addition to every child and adolescent counselor’s bookshelf. Sartor, McHenry, and McHenry corral authors from a variety of disciplines to give expert discussion on ethical and legal issues involving many populations in a variety of school and clinical mental health settings. Clinicians who work with children and adolescents are often involved in ethical decision making and legal processes, and this text is a worthy guide.".
Ryan D. Foster, PhD, LPC, LPC-S, NCC, CHST, assistant professor, department of counseling, Marymount University
"The authors are at the forefront of a holistic, 360-degree approach to addressing ethical and legal issues in counseling children and adolescents. Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling Children and Adolescents addresses current trends in the field such as complicated presenting issues and various treatment approaches and settings, all under the scope of the revised ethical standards and case law. Each chapter is full of multifaceted examples and stimulating discussion questions that move the conversation from concepts to practical implementation."
Michelle Perepiczka, PhD, LMHC, RPTS, NCC, core faculty at Walden University
"Sartor, McHenry, and McHenry explore critical ethical and legal questions that challenge counselors who work with children and adolescents in all settings. The authors bring clarity to this complex topic, exploring how counselors apply legal and ethical guidelines, largely created with adult clients in mind, to children and adolescents. Counselors and counselor educators will find this text a valuable resource, one that fills a void in the professional literature."
Janelle Cowles, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, professor, counselor education, University of Central Missouri