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Praise for Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions

“This premier resource is the finest ethics textbook covering the broad scope of mental health practice, including professions other than psychology. It is chock-full of engaging case examples and valuable guidance. Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions impresses all and improves with every edition.”—John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Scranton, and Co-author, Psychotherapy Relationships that Work and Self-Help That Works

"From their trailblazing first edition in 1985 to the new fourth edition, Gerry Koocher and Tricia Keith-Spiegel always give us a wonderful resource for expanding our ethical awareness and making better decisions. Their new volume is the best yet—thoughtful, engaging, and up-to-date. This book should be in the hands of every psychologist and mental health professional, from the newest student to the most senior expert."—Kenneth S. Pope, PhD, ABPP, Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and Co-author (with Melba J.T. Vasquez, Ph.D., ABPP), Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling, 5th Edition (January 2016)

“Ethical practice, whether in teaching or clinical work, or as a researcher or an administrator, is far more than memorizing and being able to cite the codes of various professional organizations. The 4th Edition of Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions by Koocher and Keith-Spiegel is a comprehensive, compelling, and interesting approach outlining the decision-making process required to make complex decisions in many of those grey areas that characterize much of professional practice. Updated to include current advances in technology, practice, and changing ethical codes, this volume is a valuable contribution to improving psychological practices through thoughtful and ethical decision-making.”—Thomas L. Sexton, PhD, ABPP, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, and Editor, Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice

"Koocher and Keith-Spiegel have worked their magic again in producing a third highly readable edition of their ground-breaking work. . . . By expanding this volume to a wider array of mental health disciplines they beautifully elucidate the shared aspirations and ethical challenges of all those dedicated to promoting mental health. Bravo!" —Celia B. Fisher, PhD, Director, Center for Ethics Education, Marie Ward Doty Professor of Psychology, Fordham University

"Koocher and Keith-Spiegel have produced a valuable compendium of ethical knowledge to assist clinicians of all disciplines. This readable book is filled with illuminating cases and practical advice."—Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law, Columbia University

"This revised edition of Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions continues the tradition in a timely, relevant, and thoughtful way. It is imperative that those of us who are trained to provide the most intimate of care to some of the most vulnerable individuals understand our responsibility to ensure that the service which we provide is grounded in a sound and ethical framework. Drs. Koocher and Keith-Spiegel’s 2008 edition takes us into the realm of the post-9/11 world where decisions are more complex and privacy more compromised, and more emphasis is placed on social control rather than on social care. Kudos to them both for tackling this important topic in such an inclusive and complementary manner." —Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Simmons College; Past President, National Association of Social Workers

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