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 Mission of the American Counseling Association 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 (American Counseling Association). The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) is a growing community that helps to serve clinical mental health counselors with professional guidance. The mission of the American Mental Health Counselors Association is to enhance the profession of clinical mental health counseling through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development (American Mental Health Counselor
A COMPARISON PAPER: CRABB’S EFFECTIVE BIBLICAL COUNSELING Dr. Larry Crabb believes that “God has ordained the local church to be His primary instrument to tend to his people's aches and pains.” He lays out a counseling plan for the local church to use in his book, Effective Biblical Counseling: A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable Counselors (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1977). In this standard textbook for Christian counselors, he reminds us that people “will never be happy if [they are] concerned primarily with becoming happy (Crabb, page 22).” The real goal of life and thus the path of happiness is glorifying God and serving others. SUMMARY: The author’s theory/methodology 1. Primary goal (What is the desired outcome?) Dr. Crabb shares that the biblical goal of counseling goals should be to help people move over to the path of righteousness (Crabb, 28); and help them move up in their maturity to be like Christ (Crabb, 29).
I believe that “the belief that mankind is created in the image of God” really is trying to allow us to see that our reflection should be that of those characteristics that God portrays such as compassion, love, understanding, patience, respect and so on. As I am currently studying to work in Business Administration focused in the Healthcare Management, I believe that I need to be able to portray patience and respect. Example 1: Respect for others is a great way to be able to put the image of God into practice with my chosen vocation. We can clearly see that in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (“We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and over you in the lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.”) what God is trying to teach us about respect towards others.
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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.
american Counseling Association & American Association of Christian Counselors Code of Ethics Comparison American Counseling Association & American Association of Christian Counselors Code of Ethics Comparison Abstract The following is a comparison of the ethical practices of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). This paper will review the objectives and practices of both institution, while highlighting both the similarities and differences of these. Ending with a parallel comparison of three ethical areas; confidentiality, conflict of interest and discrimination. Introduction The primary responsibility under the American Counseling Association is to respect the dignity
Abstract The objective of my paper is to show how there are several difference and several similarities in The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and the American Counseling Association (ACA). By using information from each code of ethics this was how I was able to compare between the two. These codes of ethics were established to protect the overall well being of the counselors, client, and the profession. The American Association of Christian Counselors code of ethics was created specifically for Christian counselors and it has a Biblical and Christian worldview and foundation. The American Counseling Association code of ethics was established specifically for counselor to clarify, support, designed to assist members
It serves five main purposes: 1) clarifying the nature of ethical responsibilities to its members, 2) helping support the mission of the association, 3) establishing principles that define ethical behavior and best practices, 4) serves as an ethical guide to help members construct a professional course of action and 5) serves as a basis for processing ethical complaints and inquiries (American Counseling Association (ACA), 2005). However, they should be considered by counselors in arriving at a professional and ethical course of action. The Ethical Standards are set enforceable rules for conduct of counselors. Most of these standards are written so they apply to counselors that have various roles within the field. The ACA enforces members and student residents to comply with the standards of their ethics code and the procedures and rules that are used to enforce them.
IDENTITY AND ETHICS PAPER Lisa Head Liberty University/Baptist Theological Seminary ABSTRACT This paper is designed to begin the development of identity and ethical boundaries that should be maintained so that appropriate care may be provided within the scope of this counselor's skills and capabilities. Professional partnerships are identified that may provide licensing and/or certification to contribute to the growth of this student; further, important ethical considerations are laid out for a Christian counselor. A pre-counseling package has been formulated to convey a professional identity and explain ethical guidelines to the counselee, providing the foundation for a safe and secure counseling environment. CONTENTS INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................4