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  • Coughlin, S. (2008). How many principles for public health ethics? The Open Public Health Journal, 1, 8–16.
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  • Kitchener, K. S., & Anderson, S. K. (2011). Foundations of ethical practice, research, and teaching in psychology and counseling (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Knapp, S. J., Gottlieb, M. C., & Handelsman, M. M. (2015). Ethical dilemmas in psychotherapy: Positive approaches to decision making. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Knapp, S., & VandeCreek, L. (2012). Practical ethics for psychologists: A positive approach. 2d ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Koocher, G., and P. Keith-Spiegel. 4th Ed. (2016). Ethics in psychology and the mental health professions: Standards and cases. 3d ed. New York: Oxford Univ. Press.
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  • Pohling, R., Bzdok, D., Eigenstetter, M., Stumpf, S., & Strobel, A. (2016). What is ethical competence? The role of empathy, personal values, and the five-factor model of personality in ethical decision-making. Journal of Business Ethics, 137(3), 449-474. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2569-5
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  • Zur, O. (2007). Boundaries in Psychotherapy: Ethical and Clinical Explorations. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association - APA Books.
  • Zur, O. (2008). Historical Shifts In The Debate On Therapeutic Boundaries. California Psychologist, 41 (1), 6-9.
  • Zur, O. (2009). Power in Psychotherapy and Counseling: Exploring the "inherent power differential" and related myths about therapists' omnipotence and clients' vulnerability. Independent Practitioner 29, (3), 160-164.
  • Zur, O. (2010). Self-disclosure. In I. B. Weiner & W. E. Craighead (Eds.), Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (4th ed., pp. 1532-1534).
  • Zur, O. (2010). To Google or Not to Google ... Our Clients? When psychotherapists and other mental health care providers search their clients on the Web. Independent Practitioner, 30/3, pp. 144-148.
  • Zur, O. (2012). Subsequent Therapist Syndrome: Are We Our Worst Enemy? Independent Practitioner. 32/1, 10-12.
  • Zur, O. (Ed.) (2017). Multiple Relationships in Psychotherapy and Counseling: Unavoidable, Common and Mandatory Dual Relations in Therapy. New York: Routledge.
  • Zur, O. & Huggins, R. (2018). HIPAA Compliance Kit, 9th Edition. Distributed by Zur Institute, Inc. (3rd Edition of HIPAA Compliance Kit by Ofer Zur, Ph.D. was Distributed by W. W. Norton, N.Y.: Norton Professional Books.)
  • Zur, O. & Zur, A. (2011). The Facebook Dilemma: To Accept or Not to Accept? Responding to Clients' "Friend Requests" on Psychotherapists' Social Networking Sites. Independent Practitioner, 31/1, pp. 12-17.

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