Running head: CODE OF ETHICS COMPARISON Similarities and Differences between the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors Abstract Professional Codes of Ethic are written and implemented to provide structure for professional counselors and protection for their clients. The specifics of ethics codes are: promote the welfare of the consumer, doing no harm, acting ethically and responsibily, practice within the scope of one’s competence, avoid exploitation and unhold the integrity of the profession by striving for aspirational practice (Feldman, 2011). Ethics codes are very important in organizations. The two codes that will be compared and contrasted in this paper are the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors. These codes share similarities in that the both are written to protect the client and set specific guidelines for effective professional counseling.
1.3 Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care Standards inform reflective practice because they impact on how I work. I have to be fully aware of them and understand the imprecation’s of not working towards them. Reflecting on standards also gives me the opportunity to update myself on any new standards. 1.4 Describe how own values, beliefs systems and experiences may affect working practice My values, beliefs system and experiences could impact on the work I am doing with residents if I do not have an awareness of my own values etc. This is because I could find it difficult to accept other people values and beliefs.
Conscience is the skill to rationalize the ethics of an act or decision, created by principles, dispositions, and viewpoints (Sitterly, 2005). Incorporating ethics into the executive and problem-solving methods is vital in psychology (Sitterly, 2005). Problem-solving has ethical views, such as realizing no flawless answer exists to every dilemma, and that both good and bad effects occur from the choices made (Sitterly, 2005). Psychology allows people to realize and understand that all decisions have consequences and that picking one good choice is difficult (Sitterly, 2005). These realizations and understandings will also help improve problem-solving skills (Sitterly,
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.
In this paper the writer will discuss the foundations of ethics in psychology, the results of the Ethics Awareness Inventory (EAI) and the relatedness of the results to personal knowledge, principles, growth, health and development. It will also analyze how ethics affects the career choices associated with the field of psychology as well as the advantages and disadvantages of psychology degree. Ethics Awareness Inventory This writer found the EAI and its results fascinating; enlightening and even to some degree a bit reductive in its format and results. The EAI begins with a brief
I found that using certain skills such as paraphrasing, reflecting feelings, summarising, challenging and asking open questions to explore options were required to form a therapeutic alliance between my client and me. Despite using these skills effectively, certain situations evoked anxiety during the session. Hovarth and Symonds (1994) believe teamwork between therapists and client is the key element of a therapeutic alliance. It provides a safe environment for clients to explore themselves, a relationship where the client’s key issues are explored,
240). The purpose of this paper is to identify ethical standards in group counseling. It will seek to determine how they are the same and how they differ from individual counseling and what the benefits of group counseling are compared to individual counseling. Identity and Ethical Boundaries While there are many professional organizations that
Some individuals feel that group therapy may be too threatening because you are letting other individuals know your business and you may feel uncomfortable about that. Another con is group therapy specifically for anxiety disorders and that may not be provided in the area that you life in (Schneier & Welkowitz, 1996). Individual therapy provides individuals greater availability, one-on-one attention and a greater focus on your specific issues. Individual therapy has been a treatment of choice for the one who are suffering (Schneier & Welkowitz,
The 2005 ACA Code of Ethics addresses the ethical responsibilities of counselors with respect to providing counseling in a culturally sensitive manner, and to advocating for the removal of barriers that hamper the growth and development of clients. As you read, ACA also endorses professional standards related to cultural competence and social justice advocacy. Based on your visit to the website of the professional association for your specialization area, what did you find with respect to ethical codes and standards of practice (For example, does the NCDA have its own Code of Ethics? Does the AAMFT have professional standards related to Advocacy?) What other resources or information did you notice on the site?
Critical thinking can be described as a process by which we determine whether or not something is right or wrong. Critical thinking can also be considered a form of analysis that determines if something is fact or fiction. By becoming a critical thinker, a person begins to develop a mental process of evaluation that can help them determine their ethical standard. A person who is a critical thinker is also an ethical person. There are six steps in the critical thinking process: 1.