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Keeping Up the Good Work: A Practitioner's Guide to Mental Health Ethics (4th Edition)
Haas, Leonard J. and John L. Malouf
Professional Resource Press / Softcover / 2005-01-01 / 1568870922
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This significantly expanded fourth edition adds important new information and updates on numerous ethical issues. The authors have included reprints of the newest revisions of the ethics codes of American Psychological Association, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, American Counseling Association, National Association of Social Workers, and American Medical Association/American Psychiatric Association, as well as illustrative case examples, and extensive references. An excellent ethics text for graduate courses and a vital reference for all mental health professionals.


"This is truly an outstanding book, targeted towards mental health professionals of all disciplines. Easily understood with highly realistic and thought provoking case examples, the authors bring to life the complexities of ethical practice in the 21st century. Haas and Malouf continue their world class contributions to the field."
-Pat DeLeon, PhD, MPH, JD, former President of the American Psychological Association

"I have used prior editions of Keeping Up the Good Work as a required text in my graduate ethics course and found it to be excellent, plus student ratings indicated high satisfaction with the text. I have also recommended it and received very positive feedback from practicing professionals attending my advanced ethics workshops. This new revised edition is even better! It is very readable and yet explores all of the major issues in depth."
-Robert G. Meyer, PhD, Professor, University of Louisville

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Nature of Professional Ethics
Chapter 2: A Framework for Ethical Decision Making
Chapter 3: Competence in Clinical Practice
Chapter 4: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privilege
Chapter 5: Informed Consent
Chapter 6: Dual Relationships: Avoiding Exploitation and Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries
Chapter 7: Paternalism: Exercising Power Judiciously and Promoting Client Autonomy
Chapter 8: Loyalty Conflicts: Balancing Professional and Organizational Demands
Chapter 9: Ethical Relationships With Colleagues
Chapter 10: Ethical Issues in Record Keeping
Chapter 11: Billing, Collecting, and Other Financial Matters
Chapter 12: Public Statements: Advertising, Media Appearances, and Workshops
Chapter 13: Tests and Assessment Devices
Chapter 14: Forensic Mental Health: Practitioners in the Courtroom
Chapter 15: Services Provided by Telephone, Internet, and Email
Chapter 16: Clinical Research in Real-Life Practice
Chapter 17: Professional Renewal: Avoiding "Practitioner Decay"
A: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Code of Ethical Principles for Marriage and Family Therapists
B: American Counseling Association (ACA), Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
C: American Medical Association/American Psychiatric Association, The Principles of Medical Ethics With Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry
D: American Psychological Association, Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
E: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Code of Ethics
F: An Illustrative Informed Consent Statement Used in an Outpatient Practice, Patient Information/Informed Consent

About the Authors

Leonard J. Haas, PhD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Haas has served as a member of the ethics committees of the American Psychological Association and the Utah Psychological Association, as well as the State of Utah Psychology Licensing Board. He is well known as a workshop presenter and author in the area of professional ethics. Dr. Haas is active in professional psychology, and is past president of the Utah Psychological Association and of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. In addition to his work in ethics, Dr. Haas maintains a clinical practice in individual, family, and clinical health psychology, directs the Behavioral Science Training Program for University of Utah Family Practice Residency, and directs the School of Medicine's Student Counseling and Well-Being program. He is a diplomate of the American Boards of Professional Psychology in both clinical psychology and family psychology.

John L. Malouf, PhD, has held various positions with Valley Mental Health, the public mental health authority in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been Assistant Program Manager, Team Leader, Unit Manager, and Chief Psychologist/Director of Psychology Training. In 1996, he was awarded the Valley Mental Health Outstanding Clinician Award. Dr. Malouf is also an approved forensic evaluator for the State of Utah. He is Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Clinical Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. Dr. Malouf has published and given workshops in the areas of ethics and psychology training and has taught graduate level classes in interviewing, child behavior change, and psychological assessment of children. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Utah. His involvements in professional organizations have included service as chair of the Ethics Committee of the Utah Psychological Association and as a member of the Utah State Psychology Examining Committee.

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