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Ethical Thinking In Music Therapy



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Ethical Thinking in Music Therapy
By Cheryl Dileo, PhD, MT-BC
324 pages

Thorough exploration of professional ethics for the music therapist. Topics covered include: the music therapist as professional and person; clients' rights and therapists' responsibilities; confidentiality; boundaries and dualrelationships; multicultural and gender perspectives; research and publication; financial and advertising issues and responsibilities to the public; responsibilities to colleagues, employees, employers, and the professional association; educationand supervision; and promoting ethical behavior.





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1.     Introduction to Ethical Thinking

               Why Professional Ethics?


                The Background: Research in Professional Ethics

               Core Ethical Principles

               Models of Ethical Development

               Theories of Ethics

               Codes of Ethics

               Interface of the Law and Ethics

               A Model for Ethical Decision Making

               Situations That Pose Risk

               Crisis Decision Making

               Deterrents to Ethical Behavior

               Chapter Summary

               Additional Learning Experiences

2.     The Virtuous Music Therapist





               Chapter Summary

              Additional Learning Experiences

3.     The Music Therapist as a Perofessional and Person

               The Music Therapist as a Professional: Competence

                Professional Competence in Music Therapy

                Competence in Groups Music Therapy at Work

                Personal Competence

                Psychological Vulnerability and Impairment


                Professional Self-Care

               Legal Aspects of Competence

               Competence: Who is Responsible?

               A Final Note on Competence

               The Music Therapist as a Person: Values

               Values and Religion/Spirituality

               Therapists' Private Lives

               Chapter Summary

               Ethical Dilemmas

              Additional Learning Experiences

4.     Clients' Rights and Therapists' Responsibilities


              Informed Consent

             Clinets' Rights to Refuse Treatment

             Rights of Minors as Clients

             Therapists' Responsibilities Within the Helping Relationship

             Therapists' Responsibilities in Working with Groups

             Therapists' Responsibilities in Treating Difficult Clients

             Therapists' Responsibilities Regarding the Setting

             Therapists' Responsibilities in Preventing Harm

             Therapists' Responsibilities in Terminating Treatment

            Chapter Summary

            Ethical Dilemmas

            Additional Learning Experience

5.     Ethical Thinking and Confidentiality


            Limits to Confidentiality

            Chapter Summary

            Ethical Dilemmas

            Additional learning Experiences

6.     Boundaries and Dual Rekationships


              Boundaries in Music Therapy

              Boundary Violations

             Protecting Boundaries

             Dual Relationships

             Social Relationships with Clients

             Sexual Relationships with Clients

             The Use of Touch in Therapy

             Accepting Gifts

             Therapists' Self-Disclosure

             The Setting for Therapy

             Dual Professional Relationships: Bartering

             Post-Therapy Dual Relationships

            Guidelines for Dual Relationships

             Chapter Summary

             Ethical Dilemmas

            Additional Learning Experiences

7.     Multicultural and Gender Perspectives


              The Present Problem


              Characteristics of Ethnic Groups

              Identity Development

              Models of Treatment

8.  Ethical Thinking in Research and Publication


               Informed Consent

               Injury to Subjects



               Integrity and Objectivity in Research

               Ethical Precautions Using Various Research Designs

               Deception in Research

               Ethical Issues in Research with Specific Populations

               Ethical Issues in Other Research Paradigms

               Ethical Issues in Research Publication

               Chapter Summary

               Ethical Dilemmas

               Additional Learning Experiences

9.     Financial and Advertising Issues and Responsibilities to the Public

10.    Responsibilities to Collegues, Employees, Employers, and the Professional Association

               Responsibilities to Collegues and Employees

               Concurrent Music Therapy Services

               Sexual Harassment

               Letters of Recommendation

               Responsibilities to Employers

               Responsibilities to the Professional Association

              Chapter Summary

              Ethical Dilemmas

              Additional Learning Experiences

11.     Ethical Thinking in Education and Supervision


               Advertising and Recruitment


               Program Design and Content

               Competence in Education and Supervision

               Dual Relationships in Education and Supervision

               Experiential Training

               Dual Sexual Relationships in Education and Supervision

               Student Evaluations


               Chapter Summary

               Ethical Dilemmas

              Additional Learning Experiences

12.     Promoting Ethical Behavior

               Informal Resolution of Ethics Viloations

               Formal Resolution of Ethics Violations

               A Model for Ethical Practice

               Chapter ummary

               Additional Learning Experiences


Appendix: Codes of Ethics in Music Therapy


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It was for a class.
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It is the book chosen by the SWAMTA Book Club for our regional conference in April.
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Ethical Practice Class. Awesome Class, awesome book.
Alyssa G on Jan 30, 2013
This book is required reading for a class I am taking this summer for my master's degree. I am very much looking forward to it.
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what year is this book from?
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Best Answer: It was published in 2000
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