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Law, Ethics and Morality.
Law: Minimum standard, set by government laws and applies to everyone

Ethics: Maximum standard, set by professional groups, and applies for professionals only (profession specific)

Moral: Maximum standard, set by self/God and applies to the individual
Personal issues and how they relate
Transference and Counter-transference. The way you respond to them is probably the same way everyone else responds to them. Be aware of the transference and CT.
Dependence vs. Autonomy
Keep the client when it's not benefiting them, there are no raw issues, you just feel you need a client basically.
Collaboration vs. Manipulation
Manipulating: is making something occur, using your professional authority. "in my professional opinion, i think you should keep coming."

we want Collaberation: if it really isn't good that they quit, give the benefits for staying or quiting and together come to a decision.

Stresses on mental health professional
Therapist impairment-lost capacity to be the therapist they should be to the client. This can harm client.
ie. you start making decisions different than you normally would (careful to careless), taking things personally, suddenly irritated by the client..

What to do: Self-Care. Go to colleagues, make time for yourself and your needs
Personal Values
Do not impose values, put them aside and don't influence client. Must respect client's values. Don't underestimate the impact you have on your client, and the value your clent places on you.

to deall with conflict..
Supervision, consultation, challenge yourself, personal therapy. Don't keep case when your moral, religious or political values are centrally involved and your boundaries of competence have been reached. You could refer but then there's a potential prob of abandonment.
Spiritual Assessment:
explicit integration: trying to correct the problem outright, conscious

Implicit integration: things that are implied, not said. Unconscious. What we imply without words. Automatic. (making faces-you can tell what's up)
Clinical understanding of the use of faith
appropriate vs. inappropriate.
Inappropriate: "wives submit to your husband" when he's abusive. Or, if the client is hiding behind faith instead of dealing with it.
Informed Consent
Informing them about the therapeutic process: what my role and their role is. There are never gaurentees, there are risks and benefits; therapist qualifications, costs ($); length of treatment; interruptions of treatment; confidentiality & privilege; cancellation policy; right to information.
When? What? Why? How? Who?
When: first opportunity, first session
What: me helping them understand all this
Why: Clinical and legal reasons
Who: Client. 18 or under: gaurdian. Unless, they are mature enough to participate, rational for not telling parents, it'd be harmful to client
is evaluated by: education, training, and experience. You are ONLY to practice w/n the boundaries of your competence.