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You have just opened your private practice, and were considering quitting your full-time job, but decided to stay because you figure you could steadily transition one or two clients a month from your day job to your private practice and build it. This is:
You are introduced to speak to an audience at a convention. The person who introduced you referred to you as “Dr.________.” What should you do?
You sell some self-help items in your waiting room, some of which you have developed. This is:
You are supervising a wonderful young counselor and your supervision will soon be ending in the summer. You would like to ask her out. Which of the following accurately states the ethical guide in this matter?
Which of the following is true in terms of supervisees and informed consent?
A professor asks one of his counseling students to go out for a drink after class. Which of the following accurately states the ethical guide in this matter?
You are a counselor educator of a practicum course that employs counselors in a wellness center. Students have enjoyed their experiences and you have received an offer for a series of free massages for heading the experience. Which of the following accurately states the ethical guide in this matter?
If a counselor believes a colleague is acting unprofessionally, what action should be taken
You have been a research counselor studying the effect that dialectical behavioral therapy has on adults with substance abuse diagnoses. You have been providing individual skills training sessions and you are three quarters of the way through the experiment. Your client has responded favorably. Your client informs you that he no longer wants to participate in the study and he informs you that this will be his last session. He says that nothing is wrong; he just cannot continue to commit to the twice-weekly sessions he has been attending. What are the client’s rights in such a research project?
You are not conducting the research, but you are randomly assigning participants to either a placebo or a treatment group. You come across a study participant who used to be one of your outpatient clients. She had a very sad story and a lot of family stressors as an adolescent. After considering what group to assign her to, what should you do?
You are finally done with a research manuscript and are ecstatic to be submitting it for publication. Which of the following accurately states the ethical guide in this matter?
The ultimate responsibility for ethical research practice lies with whom?
You have been working as a counselor in a research study outlining the effect of medications and/or cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of OCD. One of your participants had an adverse reaction to one of the antidepressants used in the study—she attempted suicide. You have been delegated the job of writing up the research results. The principal investigator has told you to withhold that result from the research write up because it was an isolated incident. Which of the following accurately states the ethical guide in this matter?
As a counselor educator, you have heard from other students and a practicum site supervisor that a particular student continues to have difficulty with boundaries with clients. Although she has not done anything rash like give out her personal contact information, you are concerned about this issue. This student’s grades are also below average. Which of the following accurately states the ethical guide in this matter?
A 16-year-old client’s mother calls and expresses concern and then requests that you tell her what her daughter has been saying in sessions. Which of the following is the best response?
Cultural encapsulation assumes that reality is defined by one set of cultural assumptions that are insensitive to cultural variation among individuals. One of the areas in need of attention in this area is:
A client, who has recently sought out therapy for marital stress due to his wife finding out that he had been having an extramarital affair, enters the office with his wife. He had not told you previously that he would include her in sessions. He asks to have her join the session. She starts the session by asking you what your client has told you about him still seeing the other woman. Which of the following accurately states the ethical guide in this matter?
You are an independent counselor in private practice and you are considering joining Facebook. Is it ethical for you to have a Facebook page for your counseling practice and to have one for your personal use?
When certain actions lead to a progressive deterioration of ethical behavior, one might be experiencing:
Depending on state law, informed consent of parents or guardians may not be legally required when a minor is seeking counseling for:
____bars the disclosure of confidential communications in a legal proceeding.
There are no risks to group therapy.
The ethical responsibility of mental-health professionals to safeguard clients from unauthorized disclosures of information given in the therapeutic relationship:
To require standardization among healthcare providers and to give patients more access and control over their health information, Congress passed ___________.
Which of the following was the first case to hold that the confidential character of patient- psychotherapist communications must yield to the extent to which disclosure is essential to avert danger to others?
In this case, a hospital released a patient for a weekend pass even though he threatened to kill his wife while he was out. After her death, the wife’s family sued the hospital, and the duty to warn was extended to include the duty to protect an individual identified in a homicidal ideation.
Which of the following cases addressed the need of mental health providers to review prior records for dangerousness before making a determination for commitment?
Which of the following is not an ethical concern when running groups?
Which of the following cases determined that the duty to warn extended not just to the named victim but to others who might also be near the intended victim and thus, in danger?
_______is a level of ethical functioning that is characterized by compliance with the law along the lines of “musts” and “must nots.”