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American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Launches Landmark 2024 Systemic Ethics Textbook
AAMFT's newest publication sets a global standard for ethical practice in marriage and family therapy, offering an unparalleled resource for clinicians, educators and students worldwide
Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 28, 2024) — The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the leading professional association for marriage and family therapists, today unveiled its 2024 Systemic Ethics Textbook. This comprehensive, interactive textbook, edited by Kristina S. Brown, Ph.D., with contributions from a diverse group of chapter authors, offers an in-depth exploration of contemporary ethical issues facing marriage and family therapists around the globe.
The textbook’s release comes at a critical time when the profession is navigating the complexities of telehealth, legislative updates, and the imperative for culturally competent care.
The 34-chapter volume addresses a wide array of topics, from the foundational aspects of ethical practice with couples and families to cutting-edge issues like using technology in clinical work, legal considerations and ethical practice with diverse populations. It features interactive components, including videos and clinical applications, as well as special chapters for educators, supervisors and researchers to manage ethics in all areas of their work.
"As our profession continues to evolve, especially in these challenging times, it's paramount that our ethical practices do as well,” said AAMFT CEO Chris Michaels. “The 2024 Systemic Ethics Textbook is a testament to our commitment to ensuring that marriage and family therapists are equipped with the knowledge and tools to provide the highest standard of care. This textbook is not just a resource; it's a beacon for ethical practice in our profession, guiding clinicians, educators and students towards excellence in their work with clients."
Some of the chapters featured in the textbook include:
- "Navigating Client Generated Prejudice" by DeAnna Harris-McKoy, Ph.D., Racine R. Henry, Ph.D., and Taimyr Strachan-Louidor, Ph.D.
- “Family Therapy Ethics with Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families” by Meghan Lacks, Ph.D. and Jessica Goodman, Ph.D.
- “The Solid Ground of Integrated Ethical Practice” by Toni Zimmerman, Ph.D., and Marj Castronova, Ph.D.
The complete textbook is now available for purchase on Amazon.
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. We represent the professional interests of more than 72,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.