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.
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.
Fallon (2006) states it is important because certain guidelines have to be followed by the counselor during a session and when a client becomes involuntary this puts the counselor in a comprising position. This is mainly because the incorporation of the client places limits on the direction of the sessions in the group. Another issue is that is unique to group counseling is confidentiality. Counselors should clearly define what confidentiality means, why it is important and the difficulties involved in its enforcement (Lasky and Riva, 2006). Emphasize importance of maintaining confidentiality before the group begins and at various times in the group.
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
The American Association of Christian Counselors & American Counseling Association: Code of Ethics Comparison Abstract Professional counselors are bound by a professional code of ethics. The American Counseling Association (ACA) and The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) have provided the ethics for counselors to follow and hold true to. The ACA focuses on counseling in the secular scope however does not address issues that are related to counseling in a Christian forum. The AACC was designed specifically to provide counselors to integrate their Christian worldview into their practice. While there are many similarities between both codes there are also very distinctive differences as well.
Many other forms of counseling approaches have a tendency to be to direct and have the potential to become theological based rather than spiritually based. The difference in the two years everyone will have a different theology as it pertains to the word of God. All Christians must have the same spirituality when it comes to the word of God. When counseling the counselor must always have the Spirit of Christ to help individuals through their problems. Limitations of the Counseling Theory James Crabb form of counseling is broad but yet profound.
Unit 4222-201Introduction to communication in health social care or children's and young people's settings Outcome 1Understanding why communication is important in the work setting 1.1: People communicate for different reasons, to portray their feelings, emotions, pain, fear, anger, joy, love and opinions. The communication could be professional (formal), or personal (informal). It is important within a social work environment that information is recorded, as it may be called upon for legal reasons. All communications are confidential, and on a “need to know”, basis. Communication between colleagues is essential, so that it ensures a continuity of care for the client, and all staff are aware of the current needs of the client.
Unit 1 1.1 People communicate for different reasons, to portray their feelings, emotions, opinions, etc. The communication could be formal, or informal, it is important within a social work environment that information is recorded, as it may be called upon for legal reasons. The way to record things that may occur are by the PRF forms that we may be filling out or possibly onto a WMAS 54 incident form. All communications are confidential, and on a “need to know”, basis. Communication between colleagues is essential, so that it ensures a continuity of care for the patient and all staff are aware of the current needs for the patient.
This includes any verbal, written, telephonic, audio or video recorded information. Both ethical codes assert that the counselor and the clients should agree and set the limits of confidentiality. The counselors are also not permitted to share clients’ confidential information among themselves unless the client has given his or her consent. Both ethical codes also provide that records of the counseling proceedings should be kept in a secure location where they will not get into the wrong hands. One major contrast in the area of confidence is that; while the ACA ethical codes allow the counselor to immediately disclose client’s information on the issue of a subpoena, AACC ethical codes on the other hand provide that the counselor shall not disclose the information immediately but shall first give the client an opportunity to consult with his or her
Personal qualities should be required as well to become a respiratory therapist as well. One good personal quality would be to have good social skills, making of friendly environment. Another personal quality would be to work calmly in a medical emergency. A respiratory therapist must take every situation seriously as if they were all an emergency. They should be aware that patients could with hold important information, so they must follow good procedure.