This useful and practical book is designed specifically for all licensed mental health professionals. The author, Samara, has spoken nationally for many years on the topics relevant to ethics and mental health. This book will help you sort out fact from fiction, ethical standards from legal issues, and their practical applications in clinical practice. You will gain an understanding of and an appreciation for the purpose and necessity of ethical standards. Competence, within the field of counseling psychology, is important because the information available to practicing counselors is constantly growing and changing.