Code of Ethics Comparison Vanesia Toussant Liberty University Counselor Professional Identity, Function, & Ethics COUN 501-D19 Dr. S. Sadik November 04, 2012 Abstract The American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors are both code of ethics that professional counselors musts adhere to. Professional Counselors are guided by the ACA code of ethics and the AACC in addition to the ACA code of ethics are also guide by the AACC code of ethics. The AACC code of ethics is for Christian counselors who believe that” Jesus Christ is their first love, to excellence in client service, to ethical integrity in practice and to respect for everyone encountered.”(AACC Code of Ethics, 2004, p. 5) This paper will show that both codes of ethic are dedicated and responsible for providing quality care to their clients. The paper will focus on a comparison and contrast of three specific areas, which consist of competence, confidentiality, and fees. Code of Ethics Comparison Introduction A code of ethics guides all counselors.
The American Association of Christian Counseling and The American Counseling Association comparison Paper Tairra Booth Liberty University Abstract Ethic codes are very important in the working environment to maintain boundaries between the client and professional. The American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) are two organizations that have specific ethic codes that the professional and the client must adhere to in order to protect their rights. The ACA focuses more on counseling in a secular context as oppose to the AACC who uses biblical truth as a foundation of its ethical codes. Each organization, although one being secular and one being more religious base, hold quite a few similarities in their codes as well as a few difference. 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.
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.
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.
Code of Ethics Section One The American Counseling Association (ACA) is an organization that is mainly based on Education, science and professionalism. Members in the association embrace the opportunity to support people’s worth, dignity, and potential in the society (American Counseling Association, 2005). The main goal of these ethics is to help the members of the organization in their cross-cultural approach of the society. The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) on the other hand, is a Christian organization that has mainly developed a code of ethics to assist in the offering of Christian counseling services (American Association of Christian Counselors, 2004). Thus, though the two organizations might have similar goals,
Introduction: A. Attention Getter: According to John Townsend, Ph.D., Christian Counseling or in other words Christian Therapy is defined as an active and specific involvement in your sanctification it’s not If about restoring your innocence; it’s about redeeming you. Some people come to counseling because they want to restore life to the way it used to be. B. Reason to Listen: Good Christian counseling combines modern methods of counseling with scriptural principles, using biblical truths as the reference point for integration.
A Study of Godly Ethics The Principles of a Biblical Worldview The Bible establishes the guidelines of God's ethical boundaries for all Christ followers. On some issues, God's Word speaks explicitly; however, there is less clarity in other matters and more need for discernment. As Christians learn, accept, and live the reality of Christ, they move towards a life of godliness.1 Through this process, Christians can begin to discern more clearly and live out a biblical worldview.2 Christ followers should be characterized by truth.3 If they are to be characterize by truth, what truth is must be interpreted. In John 17:17, Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them by the truth, your word is truth.” God has expressed Himself through Scripture; His Word is true, reliable, eternal, and the sacred authority.4 The Bible is the very word of God and should be the starting point for all thinking.5 Jesus also said that He is the truth.6 Jesus exemplifies wisdom and knowledge.7 God loves His creation enough to tell them how to live and promises to give understanding to those who seek Him.8 The root of man's dilemma often comes from not seeking God or misinterpreting the nature of God's truth.9 “The reason so few people act like Christians is that they do not think like Christians.”10 How then does one begin to think like a Christian? Christianity should be seen as the outline for godly decision making and a strategy for daily living.11 The Word of God has the final jurisdiction and is pertinent for the choices that Christians must make, many of which have moral consequences.
Summary In the book, Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity, Entwistle examines two disciplines that share an interest in how human beings function. He goes in depth about the worldviews, models of integration, and philosophical foundations that shape the relationship between psychology and theology. Both disciplines are very helpful in understanding human beings and can be integrated as long as the methodologies and fundamental teachings do not contradict each other. Whether we find the truth through psychology or the Bible “all truth is God’s truth, so that where and however truth is discovered, its author is God” (Entwistle, 2010 p.13). Many people would not agree that Christianity and theology cannot be integrated, but in actuality it can.
Christianity exalting love, self esteem, self-image and so does Psychology. God is heedful of how we view ourselves and He want us to live, interact and hold our lives as people who know who they are; and so does Psychology instruct. Life is precious and we got to give ourselves the best we can because there are resources within us that are meant to give us positivity towards life. Both parameter caution us about judging others, encourages us to be