Making adjustments to the client’s needs should also configure in with the guidelines, rules and the law. The American Psychological Association's (APA) code of ethics indicates principles for maintaining the well-being of an individual. It also respects the individual’s dignity as well as their rights. A psychologist may face an ethical dilemma that will make them feel conflicted in certain cases. For example, a patient who admits an act of violence inflicted on someone or committed a violent crime, which involves an issue of actual or potential risks to someone.
The goal of Standard 3.05, like the goal of the code as a whole, set forth in the preamble, is "the welfare and protection of the individuals and groups with whom psychologists work and the education of members, students and the public regarding ethical standards of the discipline." Standard 3.05 illustrates that an excellent way to protect our clients and promote their welfare is to educate the public about our profession's core values and to inform psychologists about how these values can be implemented in their everyday
Running head: ETHICS IN GROUP COUNSELING Ethics in Group Counseling Arthur Silver Rio Salado College Group Interventions with the Chemically Dependent CHD 250 Sections 10929 Michelle McGuire August 15, 2011 Ethics in Group Counseling When confronted with the subject of ethics different people have different ideas or conceptions based on their own interpretation, morals, beliefs, cultural influences, and personal experiences. In the realm of group counseling a high standard of ethical behavior is essential to protect the members of the group, the facilitators and anyone else involved in the group dynamics. This paper will explore the subject of ethics in group counseling by looking at how we define ethics, the ACA code of ethics, the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and a brief interview with a member of the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Dr. Kirk Bowden. The paper will then focus on issues of informed consent, rights of group members, confidentiality, as well as cultural issues as they apply to ethics. Ethics can be defined several different ways.
“The primary role of the counsellor is not that of merely using certain techniques, even with warmth and sympathy. Counselling is essentially an ethical task: it is to serve the client’s best interests” (Munro et al, 1989:4). As stated in the abovementioned quote, the principal role of counselling is to serve the client’s best interests. In order to achieve this in therapy, however, various approaches to counselling need to be considered, chosen, and carefully implemented to aid the client in the most beneficial way possible. As each approach differs, so do the views pertaining to the relationship between the counsellor and client.
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.
AACC and ACA Code of Ethics Comparisons Carl Hawkins Liberty University Abstract When it comes to counseling one must have an understanding of the code of ethics that governs them. Codes of ethics were created to help protect not only clients but also the counselors. Having an understanding of the similarities and differences that different codes have will go a long way in ensuring that no ethical violations occur. Christian counselors abide by the statutes of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) while their secular counterparts abide by those of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Both codes have similarities, such as setting appropriate boundaries with clients as well as requiring
I am not sure of his true intent. Was he really looking out for her, or was he hoping deep inside that she was having the same type of feelings towards him? This leads right into the statement, “Counselor know thyself; counselor know thy ethics codes”. The statement refers to the counselor searching himself and evaluating his true motives, and his strength and weaknesses in a given situation regarding counseling. Then one needs to weigh those discoveries against what the code of ethics state, and comply with the code of ethics.
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.
Violations of the code of ethics of the ACA Debra Anderson Ethics in Psychology Instructor Brandhorst March 21, 2011 ABSTRACT Ethics codes are used to "protect consumers, provide practitioner guidelines, and clarify the professional stance of the organization" according to Corey, Corey & Callanan (2007). The ethics codes looked at for this paper will be from the American Counseling Association (ACA). The respecting of clients rights is the key foundation to effective treatment that should be used within the culturally defended within the parameters confidentiality and multicultural considerations. Ethics codes are used to "protect consumers, provide practitioner guidelines, and clarify the professional stance of the organization"
With the client’s best interest at heart, the helping professional should begin the relationship by establishing mutually agreed-upon goals, while informing the clients of the limitations of the relationship (Woodside & McClam, 2010). The ACA and NAADAC and the Human service Code of ethics share many similar responsibilities. I feel that one responsibilities of all groups is that the professional counselor must avoid imposing his own values on clients and use objectivity and integrity. The counselor must have an unconditional regard for each individual client and the client's unique background and personal views (NAADAC, 2013). The American Association of Christian counselors (AACC) differs from the