ACA 2014 According to the American Counseling Association code of ethics the role of therapist under section A.1.a, “the primary responsibility of counselors is to respect the dignity and promote the welfare of clients. (ACA, 2014).” It further states in A.4.b. ”Counselors should be aware of and avoid imposing their own values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Counselors should respect the diversity of the clients, trainees, and research participants and seek training in areas in which they are at risk of imposing their own values onto clients; especially when the counselor’s values are inconsistent with the client’s goals or are discriminatory in nature (ACA, 2014).” It is equally important that the client feel that their treatment is their decision. ACA 2014, section E.5.d., states the counselors may refrain from making and/or reporting a diagnosis; counselors should carefully consider both the positive and negative implications of a diagnosis (ACA, 2014).” Ineffective and New Direction The first ineffective method is improper distractions, (checking her watch, the cell phone, and the knock at the door; Media: Laureate Education, Inc).
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to show how ethics play a significant role in the success of group therapy. Group therapy sessions can be very beneficial and can also have different results than individual therapy due to the dynamics of what goes on in a group including things like exercises. A group an work off each others ideas and socialize in ways that are similar to role play. The ethical boundaries established by the leader early on in the beginning stages of the group will set the tone for how the group runs, processes, and respects each other. Expectations of issues like confidentiality must ethically be addressed so the clients understand the severity of the information they are being asked to keep private.
Running head: ETHICS IN GROUP COUNSELING Ethics in Group Counseling Arthur Silver Rio Salado College Group Interventions with the Chemically Dependent CHD 250 Sections 10929 Michelle McGuire August 15, 2011 Ethics in Group Counseling When confronted with the subject of ethics different people have different ideas or conceptions based on their own interpretation, morals, beliefs, cultural influences, and personal experiences. In the realm of group counseling a high standard of ethical behavior is essential to protect the members of the group, the facilitators and anyone else involved in the group dynamics. This paper will explore the subject of ethics in group counseling by looking at how we define ethics, the ACA code of ethics, the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and a brief interview with a member of the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Dr. Kirk Bowden. The paper will then focus on issues of informed consent, rights of group members, confidentiality, as well as cultural issues as they apply to ethics. Ethics can be defined several different ways.
Issue of confidentiality affects for example a research on people living with HIV and AIDS; participants are entitled to their privacy on their status therefore a researcher should either use code numbers to identify them or fake names. 2. Honesty The principle of honesty should also guide psychological researchers. Honesty should be maintained as they report data, results, methods and procedures. Data must not be falsified, misrepresented and fabricated, Baines, JA (1980).
With the use of Gibbs and John’s reflective model, the writer will critically examine acquisition of clinical knowledge and skills. The role of ethics in his professional development will also be explored The writer hopes to examine the strength and weakness of his practice and form conclusion and made recommendations for improving his professional development. He will examine critically inter professional collaboration in his current caring context and form conclusions and recommendation for improvement. Reference will be drawn from literatures to support the arguments and discussion, evidence based research will be used to support the views expressed. Reid (1993) defined reflection as a process of reviewing an experience of practice in order to describe, analyse, evaluate and so inform learning about practice.
Kay Neal Mike Jackson Ethics June 24th 2013 Ethical Dilemmas of A Licensed Clinical Social Worker There are several ethical, as well as moral dilemmas that face A licensed Clinical Social Worker. Among them, and perhaps one of the most important, is the patients right to confidentiality. Society as well as legal authorities have recognized the right of patient confidentiality. The problem here, is when a patient informs the social worker that he or she is misusing, or abusing a medication. Morally the social worker may feel inclined to inform the patients doctor that the patient is at risk of a possible overdose, However bound by patient confidentiality the social worker is not allowed to inform the patients doctor.
To deal with these dilemmas in a wise way, a social worker has to keep in mind of their responsibilities and the six Core Values, which are the key points of this case study. Key words: ethical dilemmas, professional responsibilities, the Core Values A Case Study on Ethical Dilemmas, Social Workers’ Responsibilities and Core Values In this case scenario, the dilemma arises when I find out that the plan of closing the mental hospital made by my employing agency is detrimental to my clients’ well-being. Normally, I should be obligated to implement any plans issued by my agency. However, when a policy is unjust and harms my clients’ rights and resources to their well-being, its violation may be justified. To an ethical social worker, a person’s rights to well-being may override laws, policies, and arrangements of organizations (Hepworth, Rooney, Strom-Gottfried, & Larsen, 2010, p. 73).
What guidelines should be applied to the evaluation of psychological research and practices? What ethical dilemmas might arise in psychological research and how might they be avoided? Guidelines were set forth and applied to the evaluation of the research and practices of psychology to establish values, maintain moral boundaries for the respect of the person’s rights and dignity, and analyze the specific needs based on the client. Every client has different needs and by identifying the circumstances and it should be an essential guideline to make the necessary adjustments when performing psychological research and practices. Making adjustments to the client’s needs should also configure in with the guidelines, rules and the law.
One area of counseling that appears to be overlooked when viewing these counseling sessions is the ethical responsibility of the counselor. Just as there are differences in the approaches between individual and group counseling, there are ethical differences between the two as well. This paper will begin by exploring what ethics is and why it is important then focus on the ethical differences between individual and group counseling. There are many professions that are required to follow some sort of ethical guidelines. While each discipline may have individual requirements, the premise for all is to provide certain guidelines to do no harm for the clients.
According to Pabian, Y. L., Welfel, E. R., & Beebe, R. (2007) this case law requires the psychologist to make a good faith effort to contact the identified person who the client intends to harm or notify law enforcement. While on the other hand when dealing with the duty to protect the psychologist is obligated by law to take actions to protect a threatened third party, but they also have other options. When observing the duty to warn principle one of the most difficult things thus far in some of these situations is when to draw the line between the Duty to Warn principle and confidentiality. This particular principle gives counselors the right to breach confidentiality if their client has the potential of being harmful to an identifiable individual. The duty to warn principle was established in response to the Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California.