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As a retired therapist, I find much of this book applies just as well to life in general as it does to the practice of psychotherapy. Granted, it's a slow read. These authors don't tell us what to do, they don't tell us what is or is not ethical. They ask us questions--they challenge us to think. I find myself needing to stop for a while to ponder a question or two. There's a thought-provoking exercise on pp. 55-57--three pages of explanations we humans use to justify the actions we're not very comfortable with. For example, "It's not unethical as long as a managed care administrator or insurance care reviewer required or suggested it. . . . It's not unethical as long as no law was broken . . . " Seeing these justifications in print is, well, thought-provoking.
This book is very readable, understandable, and relatable. Each topic has some real life case examples to demonstrate the concept. Ethics can be so dry, but not in this book. The topics covered are interesting, entertaining and really understandable making this the perfect Ethics course textbook. I was dreading taking Ethics. My class is engaged and enjoying discussing ethical issues as presented in the book. Well written and engaging.