Ethical Analysis of case study #3 entitled “ Allison: The Case of the Well-Meaning Feminist”.
Week Two discussion post
Brief Summary of the Case:
This particular case study # 3 (Herlihy & Corey, 2006) involves a 33 year old first year doctoral student who is in the process of completing a practicum at a community agency in a predominately Latina neighborhood. The counselor, Allison is Caucasian, and is assigned to work with Carmen who is a 19 year old, single, Latina student who resides with her parents. The goal of the counseling sessions is to assist Carmen with identifying career options after she has completed her associate’s degree. During the sessions Carmen and Allison identify great career options for Carmen. However Carmen decides that she would need to discuss her options with her father. At this Allison, who works from a feminist worldview, decides to inform Carmen that she did not need to consult with her father or any man for that matter to make decisions about her future. Allison decided the goal of the future session should get Carmen to break free from her father and make a decision that a modern American woman would make. Allison even advised Carmen move out of the home to accomplish this goal. The sessions ended after this set of interventions were presented and Carmen did not attend future sessions.
Depth and Breadth of ethical dilemma
I will be utilizing the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics ( herein after referred to as the ACA) to analyze this case. I also utilized the American Mental Health Counseling Association Code of Ethics ( herein after referred to as the AMHCA). I felt the need to utilize both codes. I personally believe the AMHCA addressed the multicultural facets within the case more specifically. The ethical dilemma in this case is related to the counselor not being aware of her own values and cultural background. The counselor held a feminist worldview and believed that her...