According to the APA’s Code of Ethics “a psychologist/therapist has the duty to protect their clients from injuring themselves or hurting others”. It also states that they should let their clients know that in the event there is a discussion of some act of violence or inflicting injury on the client themselves or other people; the therapist has the right to report such discussions to the law enforcement. How do you see
Counselors should respect the need for informed consent regarding the structure and process of counseling. Early in counseling, counselor and client should discuss and agree upon issues that may occur during sessions. Rather it from the nature of and course of therapy; accurately explains the purpose and procedures to be followed; clients issues and goals; describe the benefits or changes in individuals or organizations that might be reasonably explain; confidentiality and its limits; and fees and financial procedures. Another similarity is that both codes of ethics require counselors in the act of a person are incapable of giving informed consent. They must obtain consent from the parents or the legally authorized
If this cannot be maintained, then this counselor should immediately refer client to another counselor. * The counselor must avoid dual relationships, i.e., an additional relationship outside of the counseling environment. Further, a counseling relationship with friends and family of the counselee should be avoided. To ensure a proper relationship, a referral may be made. * The counselor must be qualified to counsel and be trained in the area of the client's need.
The ACE Code of Ethics is also something that was created to keep counselors out of trouble when taking on a client. Each client has diffirent issue that he our sure may wont to sure or may not wont to share just with anyone. So when going to a counselor a person is able to talk to someone that is not allowed to communicate with anyone else about their situation at all. In Section B Confidentiality and Privacy, explains this and also let you know when and who you can share information with if need be. For example, some that does not have capacity like a minor or the elderly.
First, it involves multiple family members, second, it deals with extremely sensitive information, and third it is conducted in conjunction with therapy. The ethical approach of marriage, couple, and family therapy often goes back to nonmaleficence or to do no harm to the client This goes the same for research in this field. It is very important that the clients who are participating in the therapy are not harmed or at risk by the therapist. One way you can avoid this situation is to obtain the proper consent from the clients. Although it very possible to argue that clients could be deceived in their informed consent, family therapist must consider their vulnerability and the fact that people come to them for
Many issues can arise that potentially effect one or all of a group if their leader does not follow proper ethical guidelines. Issues such as boundaries, confidentiality, cohesiveness, personal growth, dual relationships, proper knowledge, exercises used during groups, group therapy verses individual therapy, and informing group members about group specifics can all play a part in how effective the group will be on a long term basis. Ethical boundaries are there for very specific purposes. According to the National Ethics Committee, ethics "define the professional relationship as fundamentally respectful and protective of the patient and as dedicated to the patient’s well being and best interests" (National Assoc. of Social Workers, 2003).
What are the Implications if informed consent and confidentiality are not followed? Discuss processes to Ensure that clients understand these policies. Trust is the most importance to build a therapeutic relationship between client and professional. I want my clients to be able to confide in me so that I may be able to give the best treatment required for my client. In order to maintain that trust, you must understand confidentiality and what it means in our treatment.
Running head: CODE OF ETHICS COMPARISON Similarities and Differences between the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors Abstract Professional Codes of Ethic are written and implemented to provide structure for professional counselors and protection for their clients. The specifics of ethics codes are: promote the welfare of the consumer, doing no harm, acting ethically and responsibily, practice within the scope of one’s competence, avoid exploitation and unhold the integrity of the profession by striving for aspirational practice (Feldman, 2011). Ethics codes are very important in organizations. The two codes that will be compared and contrasted in this paper are the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors. These codes share similarities in that the both are written to protect the client and set specific guidelines for effective professional counseling.
If the teen needs to be seen by someone that might be able to help control their behavior with medication, then they will be referred. Conclusion This paper has briefly described the challenges of being a mediator and or advocate, and the ethical, moral, and legal challenges that they face. It also expressed my own personal philosophy and individual approach to mediating within the department of behavioral
Both the AACC and ACA code of ethics give specific limitations based on ethical dilemmas and differing legalities. There is also special attention given to the counselor’s responsibility to protect counselees from undo harm. Appropriate disclosure may be the best option-- and even necessary in certain cases in order to protect another party. “Rapidly expanding and interlocking electronic information networks are increasingly threatening client privacy rights” (AACC, p. 13, Section 1-470).This is to ensure that the client feels he/she is able to put forth the highest level of trust towards the counselor. The counselee feels that he/she is able to be open and honest because confidentiality is