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.
If the client would chose to talk with me during the massage about private things, I would support him and ensure that the conversation is confidential. 3. Client rights and responsibilities are as important as therapists right and responsibilities. These rules are very important because it gives the service provider the professionalism and boundaries between the client and himself. Before the service is provided the set of rules is placed before the client for him to read and sign after that I would ask him if he understood the rules.
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 exception would apply and the physician could testify about the child’s statement made in the abuse if the child understands the need to be truthful to his/her physician and the identity of the attacker is necessary to his/her medical diagnosis and treatment (Gardner and Anderson, 2010, pg. 204). There are four reliability factors announced by the Supreme Court when evaluating statements by children in sexual abuse cases. There four factors are spontaneity and consistent repetition, mental state of the declarant(child), use of terminology unexpected of a child of similar age, and lack of motive to fabricate (Gardner
907-928. Topic This paper focuses on the aftermath of domestic and family violence and investigates the impact this violence has on children and their primary carers. In conjunction with this study, the author questions the 2006 reforms to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (‘FLA’). Alexander’s premise is that the reforms have done little to adequately resolve the issues for the victims and in some cases have made matters worse. Many victims continue to experience violence long after the court proceedings have finished.
Counselors should maintain awareness and sensitivity regarding cultural meanings of confidentiality and privacy (ACA, 2005, Section B.1.a). In AACC Code of Ethics (2004) according to the code of ethics, counselors are called to protect and assertively advocate for privacy protection on behalf of their clients against the pervasive intrusion of personal, corporate, government, even religious powers (AACC, 2004,
Abuse victims request help but refuse to understand depths of help they receive. Victims can put therapist in danger by agreeing to the abusers request. The duty to keep the client and therapist safe has compromising influences from the abusers actions. Clients need to understand cutting all contact with abusers can have an effective outcome on treatment and keep individuals safe from abusive
One issue that maybe encountered is involuntary group members. Corey, Williams, and Moline (1995) explained that ethically a counselor should advise clients of their rights, privileges and duties, as well as, advise them of any probable concerns they face if they choose to follow treatment. Another issue that may be encountered in group therapy is informed consent, which is extremely important when participation is mandatory. Informed consent is something that all counselors and counselor have to obtain from clients. 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.
Every situation of elder abuse may need a different approach with preventative strategies. As stated, “some examples of strategies include: Abuse Registries & Criminal Background Checks, addressing ageism, advance planning tools, and public Awareness”. Generally, the term “abuse registry” refers to a list of offenders with proved occurrences of abuse and with many cases it is used to conclude whether certain people should be forbidden from working with defenseless people or in specific situations, like a home for elders. Registries are sometimes thought of as a preventative “line of defense”. With registries individuals have been discovered to have abused an adult or elder during a background check for job inquiries.
The Early Childhood Code of Ethics is the “framework for reflection about the ethical responsibilities of early childhood professionals” (The Code of Ethics 2006) Therefore it provides a guideline for what ethical behaviour is. If a childcare worker adheres to the Code of Ethics, their obligations and responsibilities, they will be acting in an ethical behaviour. In Section 2 in relation to families of the Code of Ethics (2006) states on point 10. “Maintain confidentiality and respect the right of the family to privacy.” Belinda has clearly breached this point by discussing personal information that was shared verbally with her from Eleni’s mother. Eleni’s mother has placed trust in Belinda by sharing this information and it appears that Belinda is gossiping about the fact.