Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor

This site is intended to enhance your use of Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor, First Edition, by Donna S. Sheperis, Stacy Henning, Michael Kocet. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

Ethical practice is an essential aspect of counselor training. In order for counselors to competently work with clients, they must be well versed in ethical codes, ethical decision making, and legal issues impacting the profession. Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor provides the fundamentals of ethical practice, with emphasis on ethical decision making and is structured to facilitate the development of these skills and understanding and applying them. Individuals will be able to incorporate ethical practice into their understanding of the counseling process and integrate ethical decision making models into their counseling practice. This unique approach differs from existing texts because of its strong emphasis on practical decision making and focus on understanding the process of applying a standard ethical decision model to any ethical scenario. Students build a foundation in how to evaluate an ethical situation and feel confident that they have applied a set of decision models to reach the best decision.  


We gratefully acknowledge Donna Sheperis, Stacy Henning, and Michael Kocet for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Dr. Jonathan Procter of Lamar University for creating the ancillaries on this site.