Ethics Code Comparison Code

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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. The information provided on both of the code gave important insight of each organization. The AACC codes were not has detailed as the ACA code of ethics. I have had the pleasure of observing Christian Counselors in the past and the AACC code for Christian Counselors seems to be a little strict than the ACA. Dealing with confidentiality, competence, research and publication the two have very common instructions. Although, many parts are common there are also some differences that can be seen in each of the codes. Confidentiality in both of the organizations is very important. The American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) have similar strict guidelines that they would like all counselors to follow as it relate to confidentially. Both of the organizations value whether the client’s records are safe and secure. They require that all records are kept in a secure location. Another similarity of the two organization consist of letting all clients know that no matter what they share during counseling session that information is kept confidential and private. They believe that keeping the records private is protecting the organization as well as the
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