Ethics Codes Comparison Paper: Code of Ethics Comparison between AACC and ACA Cheryl Walsh Liberty University Abstract The American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) both make provision for an understanding of ethical practices in counseling through their code of ethics. The codes of ethics presented by both are to provide clarity of ethical practices that protect not only the client but the counselor and the profession of counseling as well. This report will identify similarities and differences between the AACC and ACA code of ethics in general as well as three specific ethical topics chosen by the author. The three topics addressed in this report will be client confidentiality, sexual intimacy between client and counselor, and referral of clients to another counselor or agency. Code of Ethics Comparison between AACC and ACA When considering similarities and differences of ethical codes one should perhaps begin by clarifying what ethics are as well as the purpose of a code of ethics.
Can Your Code of Ethics Be Wrong? Section one of this paper will introduce the general similarities and differences in the American Counseling Association (ACA) code of ethics and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) code of ethics. Both ethical codes have the same basic vision for us to “do no harm” (AACC, Section, ES1-100, p. 6) while in a counselor-client relationship. Counselors promote change at all levels to enhance the quality of life for individuals and groups, as well as eliminate possible obstacles that make it difficult to receive proper services offered. Christian counselors promote the same quality of life for individuals and groups with a focus of honoring Jesus Christ.
With the client’s best interest at heart, the helping professional should begin the relationship by establishing mutually agreed-upon goals, while informing the clients of the limitations of the relationship (Woodside & McClam, 2010). The ACA and NAADAC and the Human service Code of ethics share many similar responsibilities. I feel that one responsibilities of all groups is that the professional counselor must avoid imposing his own values on clients and use objectivity and integrity. The counselor must have an unconditional regard for each individual client and the client's unique background and personal views (NAADAC, 2013). The American Association of Christian counselors (AACC) differs from the
Running Head: CODE OF ETHICS Code of Ethics Comparison Chandra Haliburton Liberty University Abstract Utilizing a code of ethics in an organization is critical,especially in the counseling field because it is used to protect the clients and provide counselors both contemporary and christian with requirements of their positions. The code of ethics of the American counseling association (ACA) and American Association of Christian counselors (AACC) are upon agreement on certain topics and this research allowed me to determine the differences and similarities when it came to the following topics: confidentiality,sexual relationship and conflict of interest. Introduction During our readings, we were informed that code of ethics provide broad guidelines for mental health practitioners. (Corey,2011). This assignment is determining the differences between ACA and AACC when it comes to their code of conduct..
Theory Critique: Crabb and Hawkins LaTricia Williams-Vasquez COUN 507-B06 LUO Professor Johnston May 25, 2013 Theory Critique: Crabb and Hawkins Concise Summary of Theory The theories of Crabb and Hawkins are based upon the basis of Christian values and obedience to the tenets of Christianity. Crabb’s theory focuses on integration approaches and helping the client get back to obedience to God. Crabb has goals that he charted, which consist of: Justification, Over, Path of Righteousness, and Glorification. (Crabb, 1986 p. 26). These goals are to help immature Christians come back to the acknowledgement of God and worship.
We must also be aware of the legal implications of our care and be prepared to justify our actions if necessary. Husted and Husted (2005) defines ethics as the branch of philosophy that is concerned with right and wrong – the determination of what actions ought to be taken, and what changes ought to be brought about in common and uncommon situations. In this case study there was cultural, ethical and legal issues that made the care of patient and family quite challenging. The cultural considerations for this case was their strong conflicting religious beliefs. Both Mary and John were in deep conflict.
People tend to develop norms and values based on experiences in which they face in everyday life. These experiences allow the individual to reflect on their responses potentially critiquing themselves to reinforce their personal behavior developing self-reflecting personal values. When personal values conflict with business or organizational norms, an individual may be able to suppress their views for the perceived good of an end result. For example, a Christian in the military may be able to continue a mission that involves target strikes on hostile forces in order to complete the mission and contribute to the end result of liberating a country that is being oppressed by a governmental regime. That individual may look past the personal values of injuring or killing another human being in combat to achieve liberty of the masses.
Many professionals have created rules and guidelines to follow when ethical questions or dilemmas arise in the workplace. Interpreters have followed this pattern, as the RID and AVLIC have Codes of Ethics. Although these guidelines are helpful, they do not cover every situation. Interpreters must not only follow the Code of Ethics, but must also have strong personal morals as well as ethical judgment to be tested in the workplace. This essay will cover a situation in which an interpreter is faced with an ethical dilemma; whether or not to turn in a hearing student they catch cheating.
Personal opinion and reflection of these barriers will be concisely discussed. Concluding this assignment will be a discussion of how barriers between counsellor and culturally diverse clients may be overcome during the counselling process in addition to the limitations of multicultural counselling in the present counselling arena. Culture is valued as “a sociological and anthropological concept. It denotes how people live their lives through their particular beliefs and social practices, including religion and family customs,” (Palmer & Laungani, 2009). Culture affects how people think, feel, and behave in a society.
How a professional should relate with is or her client. It concerns itself with ethical dilemmas that arise in professional-client relationships as well as problems in decision making when a professional is confronted by his own principles and values and the principles and values of the profession. Hence, from the above exposition it is axiomatic to suppose that there are ethics of different fields in reality such as business ethics, medical ethics, environmental ethics, etc of which professional ethics is not exempted. The aim of this write-up is to expose critically professional ethics and to evaluate its relevance to professional conduct. Before I go about this task it is pertinent to clarify the concepts bordering this discourse: Profession, Professional ethics and Professional conduct; after which I will discuss