ACA ethical codes on competence on the other hand do not take these spiritual qualifications into account. Similarities One major similarity is that both ethical codes share the goal of ensuring that excellent and professional counseling services are provided. In both cases, the ethical codes also aim at shaping the identity of the counselors and building their work based on the set standards. Under the ethical codes on competence, one other similarity that clearly comes out is that; both ethical codes require a counselor to continue with their education and training even after gaining the basic qualifications. In both cases also, the ethical codes prohibit harming of the client in any way.
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.
Discussed here will be a few of the differences and similarities between the two organizations The American Association of Christian Counseling and The American Counseling Association comparison Paper Introduction Ethic codes assist professionals in deciding what is considered to be “right” or “wrong” within the particular organization in which they work for. They protect both the client and the professionals’ rights in the working environment. The American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) are examples of two counseling organizations that have specific ethical standards set for its professionals. The ethics codes set for both organizations consist of several similarities as well as some differences. Discussed will be ways in which their ethical codes are alike and also how they differ from one another.
Each situation and each person must be assessed on their own merits (Thiroux, 2004, p. 42). Since we cannot look at each client individually to determine whether or not Dr. Smith’s confidentiality policy is morally justifiable (it may be for one client, but not for another), we cannot properly answer this question using act-based utilitarianism. Rule-based utilitarianism, on the other hand, changes the basic utilitarianism’s principle from “everyone should always act to bring about the greatest good (i.e., “happiness”) for all
Examine two critiques of the relationship between religion and morality. It has long been common thought that there is a distinct link between Religion and the fundamental moral laws upon which we base our lives upon. These heteronomous moral codes were used as the basic principles of everyday life. From this viewpoint then, it is hard to imagine a world without the concept of religion, as sure anarchy and suffering would ensure across the Globe. However, if this link between religion and morality is criticised, then there are sufficient grounds for secularist and atheistic ways of life.
Research and Publication 8. Resolving ethical issues While the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC, 2004) code of ethics “mission is to designed, assist members of the organization, better serve their clients and congregants, and to improve the work of Christian counseling worldview, to help reach the primary goals of the AACC, to bring honor to Christ and His church, to promote excellence in Christian counseling, and bring unity to Christian counselors." As well as the ACA code of ethics this document was divided into three units. 1. Ethical standards 2.
The American Association of Christian Counselors & American Counseling Association: Code of Ethics Comparison Abstract Professional counselors are bound by a professional code of ethics. The American Counseling Association (ACA) and The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) have provided the ethics for counselors to follow and hold true to. The ACA focuses on counseling in the secular scope however does not address issues that are related to counseling in a Christian forum. The AACC was designed specifically to provide counselors to integrate their Christian worldview into their practice. While there are many similarities between both codes there are also very distinctive differences as well.
In case of both organizations, the professional and ethical guidelines for ACA and AMHCA, clients and professional counselors have clear cut boundaries, safety and confidentiality of the clients' particular information and everything discussed in the sessions, are confidential for counselors to keep as such, clients cannot have romantic relationship with professionals. Furthermore, professionally, counselors must be qualified for licensure and continue getting revised licensure as well as continue their advanced certification and education to better serve clients. ACA covenant calls for all counselors to be able to indicate cultural competency and not impose their own values and beliefs onto their clients. Any psychological / mental health
Again, this ties back to the Christian worldview of loving ones neighbor. Thus, Kantian ethics can be used as guidance when addressing ethical issues in relationship to the practice of statistics. Conclusion In conclusion, several different ethical issues arise when statistics are calculated, starting from the inception of how statistics will be collected to the analysis and conclusions drawn from the gathered data. Even though laws and regulations dictate how certain ethical issues are approached, it is important to note that a Christian worldview can also be applied to these same ethical issues. Likewise, Christian worldview and ethical theories can also be used as guidance in addressing the issues
An Investigation of Character and Virtue (Charles Taylor's Theory defended in spite of a robust challenge by Owen Flanagan) 1 An Investigation of Character and Virtue Taylor's Thesis Outlined: One of the most striking and valuable features of Charles Taylor's Moral thought is the emphasis he places on the value of articulating the moral visions that direct one's life. We may live by a tacitly accepted value system -‐-‐ never even feeling the need to say what that system is. But if we engage in the struggle to define for ourselves and for others the values we live by, we deepen our understanding of those moral values by laying bare their foundations. We also heighten our awareness of the complexity of moral life. (Ruth Abbey: "Charles Taylor" Princeton University Press, 2000, pp.