Name Professor Course Date Relevance of Boundaries and Ethics in Therapeutic Relationship Therapeutic relationship is that connection that exists between healthcare provider who is a professional and his client, for it is a means through which the professional and patient hope to engage in an effort to affect a change that is beneficial to the client. This relationship is, thus, a vital element because it assists it helps in the reduction and resolution of difficulties of the client. D’Ardenine and Mahtani (1999, p83) state that, in the therapeutic relationship, the healthcare professional should find out the needs of their clients, as well as determine, the clients understanding of their own needs to come up with a workable solution. This is because it has been determined that during this engagement the clients appreciate getting to know the healthcare provider when he spends time with them to understand the interactions (Szasz, p1988, 12). According to Furedi (2004, p174) a typical form of a therapeutic process for counseling involving individuals is composed of different techniques and theories which are taken from different approaches.
In order to protect the speaker and the counsellor throughout the helping process, ensuring justice, fairness and non-discriminatory practice to both parties, a code of ethical framework is followed. The counsellor will also have regular supervision sessions to explore and address any conscious or unconscious feelings they may experience. The Counselling group I am part of developed a “Working contract” at the beginning of the course. This agreement is what the participants of the group expect from each
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.
Compare and contrast the ways in which the psychodynamic and cognitivebehavioural approaches to counselling understand and make use of the counselling relationship. In the following discourse I am going to look at ways in which two approaches to counselling, namely psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural, work within a counsellor client relationship. I will be looking at the differences between the two approaches, looking at how the two models have been used in therapy in the past and how they contrast within the counselling relationship. The main similarities of the two approaches lies within the fact that both are used by the counsellor or therapist with the aim of treating the problems of the client, i.e stress, bereavement, addiction. However the theoretical differences are more apparent.
These interventions are based in a philosophy of care, ethical practice requires the use of evidence-based techniques. In fact in the ACA Code of Ethics (ACA, 2005) states clearly that “counselors have a responsibility to the public to engage in counseling practices that are based on rigorous research methodologies. The prevention of counselors gives a since of purity for our clients. In prevention the preparation and continuing professional development that counselors undertake as graduate students, and then as they move into full-time service. Also the benefits of taking action prior to the onset of crisis would be for example, engaging in holistic counseling to decrease the risk of encountering devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
CU1683 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care Practice. 1.1 – 1.2 – Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding/protection of individuals by preventing abuse, whether this is in a sexual, physical or emotional harmful ways. Help keep respect and dignity preserved. 2.1 – Conflicts and Dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and individuals rights could be staff having a difference of opinion over an individual for example a staff member believing they have signs of abuse and another staff member thinking they don’t. This could lead to conflict between the individual’s family / carers if staff involved other agencies such as Social Services.
The Process of Ethical Decision Making E. Alyce Zellmer Liberty University Abstract The purpose of this paper is to delve into a good process of decision making pertaining specifically to ethical dilemmas that will inevitably arise during a counselor’s career. Ethical dilemmas are, by their very nature, not easy to resolve. As such, it is important to have a process or outline with which to structure and guide one’s thoughts and decisions about such dilemmas. Having such a process helps the decision maker, in this case, a counselor, put a little emotional distance between himself or herself and the problem at hand. Writing it all out would also be beneficial for two reasons.
Explain your response. Two ethical issues in clinical psychology are trustworthiness and dual relationships. A clinical psychologist is supposed to be trustworthy and help individuals with the most intimate feelings and beliefs. Dual relationships between a clinician and a patient may be devastating to each other if the dual relationship continues. Psychologists should never
Personal integration in counselling psychotherapy Introduction. Being a good therapist some would say is about being human with another human being and not about applying theory, others may find it hard not to deal with the theory, using it constantly, thinking about theory in relation to each question that could be asked while being with the client. I would suggest that theory needs to be part of me, and I need to be part of the theory. Integrating theory allows it not to be different from me, it allows theory to be part of me. Horton (1999), regarded personal integration as a desire to clarify what is a model of counselling or psychotherapy, then use the conclusion as a way to structure the elements for an analysis of thinking in practice.
Part A: What is ethical practice in counselling? How is this reflected in the skills, competencies and qualities of an effective counsellor? The following essay has been written in order to discuss ethical practice in counselling and how this is reflected in the skills, competencies and qualities of an effective counsellor. This essay will look in detail at what makes an ‘effective’ counsellor and their seven key competencies, before moving onto ethical behaviour where the concentration will be on the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) ethical framework. Finally, the essay will look at unethical behaviour, and how many rules and guidelines are open to interpretation by the counsellor.