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ISBN-10 0133350835ISBN-13 9780133350838
ISBN-10 013337744XISBN-13 9780133377446
Author(s): S. Allen Wilcoxon; Theodore P. Remley; Samuel T. Gladding
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 432

For those studying counseling ethics and marriage and family counseling.

A best-selling text rich in case studies that reflects on the unique complexities of marriage, couples, and family counseling.

Developed for students, educators, supervisors, and practitioners alike, this text examines the significant classical and contemporary issues in marriage and family therapy. The text opens with a thoughtful discussion of client and therapist worldviews, value sensitive care, the ecology of therapy, and commonalities between personal and professional acculturation. Following the book’s preliminary discussion, the text moves on to consider the legal, ethical, and professional issues that marriage and family therapists face each day as well as the best strategies for navigating these issues.

The updated Fifth Edition includes a number of new topics, including multicultural issues reflecting institutional oppression; boundary, competency, and liability concerns associated with technology-based client care; the significance of supervision in both skill acquisition and professional acculturation in one’s early career; nontraditional family care; conflicts between legal and ethical obligations; emerging issues in MFT licensure; and ethical and empirical considerations related to evidence-based care.


Occasional revisions to ethical codes occur between editions of texts.  Any revisions of ethical codes/principles cited in this edition may be found at the following:

Code of Ethics for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy -

Code of Ethics for the American Counseling Association -

Code of Ethics for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors -

Code of Ethics for the National Association of Social Workers -

Ethics Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct for the American Psychological Association -

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