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ERIC Number: EJ880873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7960
Writing about Clients: Developing Composite Case Material and Its Rationale
Duffy, Maureen
Counseling and Values, v54 n2 p135-153 Apr 2010
Ethical guidelines of the 4 major professional associations representing counselors and psychotherapists are reviewed. To help clarify thinking about writing up clinical cases, 3 kinds of cases are described. The author concludes that the current guidelines for clinician authors in writing about clients for publication or presentation are contradictory and conflicting. The use of composite clinical case material is discussed as having a number of advantages over disguise or consent when writing about clients. Presented are guidelines for developing composite clinical cases and an example of how to use them effectively. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A