Running head: Ethics Codes Analysis Ethics Codes Analysis Catherine Bowen Liberty University Abstract The American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics is designed to address key areas of ethical responsibility and concern for professional counselors. The ACA Code of Ethics comprises an overall imperative of professional values. Christian counselors follow a code of ethics guided by The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) which promotes biblically based values as well as professional values. One of the obvious differences in these two codes is the complexity in which the AACC reads. Because it is specific to values derived from the Holy Scriptures, it is detailed in a way that characterizes the Christian faith in addition to professional ethical responsibility.
The American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA) is a professional counseling association which also represents mental health counselors and this organization is also governed by a code of ethics which members are expected to follow in education, training, and practice. The code of ethics offered by the AMHCA is a guide to support and educate its members in making sound ethical decisions and to define ethical behavior (AMHCA, 2010). In my option, one of the greatest obstacles in the field of mental health counseling is the taboo associated with services based on cultural concerns. Once counselors have acquired the skills needed to communicate effectively with people
Code of Ethics Comparison Patrick A. Sims Liberty University ABSTRACT The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) established a code of ethics in 2001 in order to synergize the efforts, provide guidance, and codify behavior for professional counselors incorporating a biblical worldview in their counseling endeavors. The American Counseling Association (ACA), established in 1952, has long been the stalwart for providing and setting the ethical standard for the counseling profession. The organization’s prominence is evidenced in the fact that the AACC acknowledges the consultation of the code in the formation of the AACC Code of Ethics. This fact alone will bear similarities between the two codes; however, the ACA’s secular worldview is limiting because it leans on the finite and changing understandings and practices of man. The AACC recognizes and adopts the prudent particulars set forth by the ACA, yet always uses the infinite and unchanging word of God as its ultimate authority.
Social workers should critically examine and keep current with emerging knowledge relevant to social work. Social workers should routinely review the professional literature and participate in continuing education relevant to social work practice and social work ethics. (c) Social workers should base practice on recognized knowledge, including empirically based knowledge, relevant to social work and social work ethics. I think that Competence is the most important code in the Code of Ethics. Knowing the job inside and out is very necessary for being the absolute best counselor to for the client.
Show the laws and keep a good ethical practice. There is so many resources’ to use, so always use them to help make your decisions so you don’t make mistakes. The problem to be solved is… [Identify the problem or issue the author is addressing in this article] The problem or issue that the author is addressing, that a therapist need to have the recourses and use them to keep an ethical practice, and that there is no same case. The point of view of the author is… [Identify the author’s position or point of view in this article; who or what group does he represent?] The author’s point of view in this article is to offer different scenarios to give examples and to offer help to the therapists.
Abstract Counseling standards of practice and ethics are not only determined by laws of the state in which a counselor practices, but by various associations/organizations that articulate their basic values, ethical principles and standards in their codes of ethics. Many of these regulations are understood to be universal; some are designed to incorporate the issues and concerns of a particular belief system. The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the respective ethical codes of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Of the topics addressed by code, three areas were chosen for comparison: competence, fees, and sexual intimacies. Numerous similarities between the two codes are noted; differences are attributed to respective worldviews.
In the event a therapist is faced with an ethical dilemma he or she may follow the steps of the ethical decision making process. The ethical decision making process provides guidance to therapists assisting each therapist to respond to ethical dilemmas. As Pope and Vasquez state, the steps may help therapists to identify important aspects of a situation, consider positive and negative consequences of the ways in which therapists may respond, and discover better approaches. Therapists’ decisions and actions have an effect on the welfare, dignity, and independence of the client. One of the most common dual relationships in therapist psychology refers to an intimate relationship between therapist and client.
Abstract The American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) both provide guidelines for the education, care and protection of consumers and practitioners. Although the two organizations have several guidelines that are similar in nature (fees and pro bono contribution) they also present guidelines that are distinctly different (primary goal and ethical foundation). This document will elaborate on these similarities and differences as well as comparing the confidentiality, records, and sexual intimacy guidelines of each. American Counseling Association and American Association of Christian Counselors Code of Ethics Comparison Similarities and Differences Similarities The American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) both seek to provide guidelines that will serve consumers while recognizing and protecting their dignity. The ACA (2005) Code of Ethics list this as a primary responsibility (p. 4) while the AACC (2004) Code of Ethics list it as a mission of the code (p. 4).
A Comparison of American Counseling Association and American Association of Christian Counselors Codes of Ethics Teri Butcher Liberty University Abstract This paper compares and contrasts the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors codes of ethics manuals. Section I is a brief and general overview of the similarities and differences between the two codes of ethics. Section II is a more comprehensive discussion involving three individual codes, Informed Consent, Sexual Intimacies, and Referrals. A Comparison of American Counseling Association and American Association of Christian Counselors Codes of Ethics Introduction There are many Codes of Ethics encompassing the various organizations within the behavioral sciences. According to Corey, Corey, and Callanan, there is a general ethics code established for the behavioral sciences, however, many professional organizations have specialty guidelines geared toward their niche in the helping professions (2011).
Abstract American Counseling Association and American Association of Christian Counselors have codes that are related. The goal for both organizations is the mental and physical being of their clients. While researching the two organizations I was able to compare how the two are similar and the differences as it relate to confidentiality, competence, and research and publication. Both of the organizations have different issues and have different beliefs as it relate to counseling. The ethic codes for the American Christian Counseling Association and the American Counseling Association both have codes that are very similar.