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.
They were designed to help guide the counseling profession and to serve as what Ponton and Duba (2009) called the “framework for ethical thinking” (p. 119). The ACA and AMHCA have codes that are similar in nature. However, there are some specific differences between the two. The ACA serves as the primary organization for the entire counseling field. The organization is considered to hold the standard ethical code for professional counselors of all areas.
One issue that maybe encountered is involuntary group members. Corey, Williams, and Moline (1995) explained that ethically a counselor should advise clients of their rights, privileges and duties, as well as, advise them of any probable concerns they face if they choose to follow treatment. Another issue that may be encountered in group therapy is informed consent, which is extremely important when participation is mandatory. Informed consent is something that all counselors and counselor have to obtain from clients. Fallon (2006) states it is important because certain guidelines have to be followed by the counselor during a session and when a client becomes involuntary this puts the counselor in a comprising position.
Personal Identity Paper Chrystal Langston COUN5004-Survey of Research in Human Development for Professional Counselors Capella University October 25, 2014 Key Philosophies of the Counseling Profession Counseling is a support process in which a professional counselor assists clients in different areas to promote wellness, mental health, and educational and career goals. The key philosophies of the counseling profession include wellness, resilience and prevention. Wellness pertains to the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. It is an active process of being aware of and making healthy choices that result in positive life-style choices. Additionally, the counseling philosophy also focuses on resilience.
Ethical issues in relation to psychological Research on human participants 1) The question of ethics is critical to psychological research define what we mean by ethics in relation to psychology. Ethics in relation to psychology is the study of nature and basis of moral thought. Ethics and morality is to do with what is right and wrong. Researchers have to stick to a strict ethical code of practice before any research can be carried out. This ethical code of practice is produced by the British Psychological Society (BPS )for short.
These interventions are based in a philosophy of care, ethical practice requires the use of evidence-based techniques. In fact in the ACA Code of Ethics (ACA, 2005) states clearly that “counselors have a responsibility to the public to engage in counseling practices that are based on rigorous research methodologies. The prevention of counselors gives a since of purity for our clients. In prevention the preparation and continuing professional development that counselors undertake as graduate students, and then as they move into full-time service. Also the benefits of taking action prior to the onset of crisis would be for example, engaging in holistic counseling to decrease the risk of encountering devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Code of Ethics Comparison Introduction A code of ethics guides all counselors. The code of ethics in counseling is provided to help counselors provide the best care for their clients and to adhere to guidelines and rules in their professions. In comparing the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association and the Code of Ethics of the American Association of Christian Counselors, both were found to have many similarities, but are yet different. The mission of the ACA is to “enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity.” (ACA Code of Ethics, 2005, p. 3) The mission of AACC is to”(1) help advance the central mission of the AACC-to bring honor to Jesus Christ and promote
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.
The therapist must also work within the confines of the law, for example if treating a child who has suffered sexual abuse then the therapist has a duty to disclose any details of the offender. The therapist must be open and transparent about the treatment given but not at the detriment of the client’s well-being. Karle and Boys (2010 p.59) suggest considering the needs of other people in the client’s life that may be affected by the impact of the treatment, such as a spouse. They even suggest meeting with the spouse also so the client
Code of Ethics Paper Jody Long HCS 435 June 21, 2010 Bob Vella Code of Ethics Paper The code of ethics is a list of rules and policies that is used to get acceptable behavior from members of a group, association, or profession. Each organization has its own code of ethics to work by. Not only does a code of ethics help with the confidence in the organization but also can show that members are committed to the ethical guidelines that are set before them. The code of ethics usually starts with a section that sets the purpose, aspirations, and goals of the organization. [ (Smith, 2010) ] American Nurses Association Code of Ethics The American Nurses Association was started in 1896.