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.
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
A further element is the managerial or normative aspect of supervision and this could explained to some extent as maintaining standards.An awareness of the need to keep up with CPD, personal blind spots and prejudices that affect the the way how both trainee and counselor look at themselves which in turn influence how they see others and the way how they work, so the requirement to contiunaly learn about oneself increases knowledge and understanding which is vitaly important for personal development and growth that will enevitbly enhance thier work with clients. Casework supervision plays an important role as it provides support for the student or practising counselor.They have an
NVQ level 3 Unit 302 1.Explain what reflective practice is Reflective practice means: we explore why and who we practice; thinking back over a situation or activity; developing a different approach; gaining insight into a new way of learning. 2.Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided Reflective practice is important because we can focus on what has worked well and what needs to be improved. Helps us develop greater self-awareness and consider new approaches and learning. And enable a different approach to be applied. 3.Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care Standards inform reflective practice by informing own learning, helping one to think about professional accountability, enabling professional development, providing a way of identifying what is required for good practice.
Ethics in Groups Abstract The purpose of this research paper is to discuss ethical practices in counseling and discuss why one type of therapy may be preferred over another. There are two main types of therapy that will be discussed which are: individual and group. First, there will be a brief introduction about ethical issues and the ACA Code of Ethics; Second there will be a discussion of ethical issues that are unique to both counseling types; Third, there will be a discussion on why a counselor would choose one type of therapy over another and Fourth, I will discuss any ethical challenges that I may face ,my biblical insights along with my personal leadership qualities and conclude with my approach to counseling. . Intro
Discussed here will be a few of the differences and similarities between the two organizations The American Association of Christian Counseling and The American Counseling Association comparison Paper Introduction Ethic codes assist professionals in deciding what is considered to be “right” or “wrong” within the particular organization in which they work for. They protect both the client and the professionals’ rights in the working environment. The American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) are examples of two counseling organizations that have specific ethical standards set for its professionals. The ethics codes set for both organizations consist of several similarities as well as some differences. Discussed will be ways in which their ethical codes are alike and also how they differ from one another.
Essay Response: Crisis Counseling Lisa R. Jensen Liberty University With an example, consider the differences between crisis counseling strategies and psychotherapy. Crisis counseling strategies and psychotherapy share many similarities as well as distinct differences. Both are employed to aid hurting people. Both share a goal of restoring and building positive functioning. Additionally, both crisis counseling strategies and psychotherapy must be carried out in an ethical manner by individuals trained appropriately to render the aid.
McLeod also suggests that counselling skills can be used in a range of self help groups such as sliming groups or Alcohics Anonymous or in life coaching – although this focuses on the promotion of positive effectiveness or achievement. Users of counselling skills often have dual responsibilities both to the recipient of their skills and the organisation that they are operating within. (Stokes in Aldridge and Rigby). This can be a cause of conflict. Counsellors can avoid this conflict by starting the counselling relationship with a contract that ensures confidentiality and helps create a safe environment that supports a client by setting down guidelines for a working/ professional relationship that includes boundaries, conduct, timekeeping.
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.
Also, an effective counselor implements compatibility and belief in their theory, along with competence and cognitive complexity in their theoretical approach (Neukrug, 2014). The nine characteristics are deeply intertwined into two common factors that result in a positive outcome in therapy (Neukrug, 2014). A strong working alliance and the theoretical approach of the counselor are essential when determining the effectiveness of counseling. Although, the counselor play a big role in the effectiveness of counseling the client as a responsibility as well when it comes to the attributes contributed to the outcome of treatment. The client must be ready for change, have psychological resources and social support in order to ensure a positive outcome in counseling (Neukrug, 2014).