on January 20, 2000
Chapter One: Embracing Our Ethical Mandate Chapter Two: Psychotherapy and Christian Ethics Chapter Three: Essential Elements for Ethical Counsel Chapter Four: Qualifications of the Christian Mental Health Professional Chapter Five: Pastors Who Counsel Chapter Six: Sexual Misconduct & the Abuse of Power Chapter Seven: Christian Responses to the Unethical Healer Chapter Eight: Ethics in Marital Therapy & Premarital Counseling Chapter Nine: The Homosexual Client Chapter Ten: The Child Client Chapter Eleven: Clients with Chronic Conditions Chapter Twelve: Deprogramming Chapter Thirteen: Business Ethics in Mental Health Service Chapter Fourteen: Lay Counselor Training Chapter Fifteen: Ethical Issues in Special Settings Chapter Sixteen: Forensic Psychology Chapter Seventeen: Training Programs Chapter Eighteen: A Model for Ethical Decision-Making Chapter Nineteen: Christian Codes Appendix A: The Ethical Behavior of Christian Therapists Appendix B: Ethical Codes & Guidelines (APA, CAPS, AAPC, AAMFT, ACA) Appendix C: Sample Consent Forms
on February 26, 1999
Dr. Sanders and contributing authors give a realistic picture of the ethical issues that face Christian and secular counselors. The issues are well illustrated by examples and evaluation of the right or wrong responses. Not just a book for professionals, strong chapters are devoted to pastoral and lay counseling. Appendices feature Codes of Ethics from major associations in counseling and psychology. This is a fine addition to any professional's library, a must-read for counseling students, and a great gift for a pastor or church counseling ministry director. I'm using this as a primary text for my graduate students in Ethics and Law for Christian Counselors. Thank you, Dr. Sanders, well done! Dr. Kathie Erwin
on January 18, 2012
This book was a somewhat enjoyable read which actually says something considering the subject matter. I expected it to be boring and difficult to read and it was neither.
That being said, since it is a compilation from a variety of authors on a variety of subjects, the cohesiveness of the book was lacking and a lot of concepts were repeated.