Code of Ethics Comparison

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Code of Ethics Comparison Vanesia Toussant Liberty University Counselor Professional Identity, Function, & Ethics COUN 501-D19 Dr. S. Sadik November 04, 2012 Abstract The American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors are both code of ethics that professional counselors musts adhere to. Professional Counselors are guided by the ACA code of ethics and the AACC in addition to the ACA code of ethics are also guide by the AACC code of ethics. The AACC code of ethics is for Christian counselors who believe that” Jesus Christ is their first love, to excellence in client service, to ethical integrity in practice and to respect for everyone encountered.”(AACC Code of Ethics, 2004, p. 5) This paper will show that both codes of ethic are dedicated and responsible for providing quality care to their clients. The paper will focus on a comparison and contrast of three specific areas, which consist of competence, confidentiality, and fees. 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
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