Autonomy In Counseling

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Autonomy The principle of autonomy is to consider the clients’ rights on making their own decisions when resolving their own conflicts. The counselor cannot tell them what to do in order to resolve their problems. The counselor encourages the client’s personal growth respecting the client culture, personal values, and belief. Corey et al, (2015) states that supervision counselors that are being train, learn that there is no need to surrender their own values and beliefs; however, they do learn to leave their own personal values and beliefs out of the counseling sessions (p.75).
The principle of non-maleficence is “do no harm” to the clients. The APA (2010), principle of beneficence and nonmaleficence states that psychologist …show more content…

2015 states, the importance of a mental health counselor is to promote the well-being of their clients (p.18). ACA (2014) states that, “the primary responsibility of the counselor is to promote the well-being of the clients” (as cited by Corey, et. Al. 2015; p.18).
The key to promote healthy therapy is to understand other culture values and beliefs to avoid a malpractice due to the lack of culture sensitivity. There is a possibility that counselors could be unaware that are harming their clients by imposing techniques of communications or behaviors that might go against the client’s culture beliefs; this could affect the clients’ communication and create harm on the client family system (Corey, Corey, Corey, & Callahan, 2015).

Justice Mental health counselors have the responsibility to treat all the clients with the same courtesy, respect, and quality of the services that are provided to others within a diverse cultural society. Counselors have accountability to provide equal services to clients without discrimination (Corey, Corey, Corey, & Callahan, …show more content…

According to ACA’s (2014) codes counselors provide and review the counseling process and the clients right including responsibilities of both clients and counselors, and informed consent (A.2.a). During supervision the supervisor has the same responsibilities for the supervisee, as well as the supervisee has to comply with their responsibilities during supervision (Corey, Corey, Corey, & Callahan, 2015).
The veracity principle refers to all professional counselors to be truthful and honest with their clients at all times to build a good counseling relationship with the clients. Counselors could have difficulties between being honest and being good to whether how doing a Backer Act can conflict with the counselor’s veracity principles, or to protect a client to avoid the client’s self-harm or to others (Corey, Corey, Corey, & Callahan, 2015).
Aspirational Ethics These are counselors that seek more than the minimal requirement for professional conduct. Professional counselors comply the mandatory ethics in higher range of functioning in their interventions and the clients well-being (Corey, Corey, Corey, & Callahan,

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