Christian Counselors And American Counseling Association: Code Of Ethics Comparison

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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. The AACC main objective…show more content…
Each section provides corresponding ethical standards and rules as it relates to the section heading listed. In some sections there are references made to other sections that may contain additional information or rule that is being discussed (American Counseling Association, 2005). The ACA code of ethics is an outlined document and provides easy understanding and reading with additional subtitles within each section. As there are many different areas in counseling, there are accompanying documents for these areas. Within Christian Counseling there are more complex issues that are addressed and therefore The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) created a document that addresses these issues in a more detailed format. In the AACC ethics document, the format provides a section for each party that is associated with Christian counseling. For example there is a specific section for the following: 1. Christian Counselors, 2. Supervisors, educators, researchers, and…show more content…
In the fee section of the AACC document, there is a deliberate message conveyed for counselor’s to conduct themselves and their practices at the highest standard, more so beyond just the ethical practice that is outlined for them to follow (American Association of Christian Counselors,

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