There may also be an issue of competing interest, for example, the client sought to improve her issues with taking initiative and being indecisive while the counselor is more interested in practicing new techniques that she has learned. The role of a professional is to meet the need of the client and refrain from pushing their own objective on the cl5tient (Koocher & Keith-Spiegel, 2008). Multiple role relationships The counselor entered into a multiple-role relat... ... middle of paper ... ...). The counselor acted ethically by ensuring that the client was in agreement with the termination and by referring her immediately to another professional (APA, 2002). However, the counselor should have evaluated the other professional’s ability to effectively treat the client (APA, 2002).
It also means not being biased and judgmental against the client. It is important to have a neutral stance with the client to value and respect the client autonomy. The neutral stance help develops the therapeutic relationship with the client. Using neutrality help the client open up and share their heart. Working from the concept of a therapeutic neutrality relationship helps the practitioner to stay within the guideline of principle and virtue ethics.
Value Objectivity Paper Dominea Lopez PCN-505 10/18/2017 Abstract Counselors are held to strict standards that can cause ethical conflict with clients. Working as a professional counselor can be risky especially when it involves working with clients that are difficult to treat. Clients have their own belief system it is important counselors are aware of that, and don’t impose their own values and beliefs towards the client. I examined past research on belief systems and analyzed how ethical implications can cause dilemmas when a counselor expresses their values and beliefs onto a client. I provided steps counselors can take to make sure they are not in violation and ways to successfully work with clients who don’t
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Symptoms, Treatment, And Self–Help. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from http://www.helpguide.org/mental/generalized_anxiety_disorder.htm JOHN HAUSER, M. D. (2013, January 30). How is Generalized Anxiety Disorder Diagnosed? Psych Central. Retrieved March 1, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/how-is- generalized-anxiety-disorder-diagnosed/000127 WEB MAD (2012).
Beneficence is the care that is in the best interest of the client. Fidelity means keeping one’s promise to the client about the care that was offered. All clients must be treated fairly regarding physical and psychological care. This is known as justice. Nonmaleficence means the nurse has obligation to avoid causing
One major debate for counselors or psychologists is the costs and benefits of a dual or multiple relationship between the clinician and a client. One way a multiple relationship may occur is when a clinician is holding a professional role as well as playing another role with the same person outside of the professional setting (APA, 2002). Two major types of additional relationships a clinician may be involved in with an individual(s) is a sexual or non-sexual relationship. It is ethically wrong to engage in a sexual relationship with a current client, student, supervisee etc., leaving minimal room for debate. This leaves the debate open for therapists engaging in a non-sexual relationship with current individuals for which they hold a current professional standing.
Maintaining respect, and refraining from judgmental body language is important to ensure the patient is comfortable with you. Above all, Active listening to the patient’s and families needs really shows the case manager cares about what they want, and will incorporate this into their plan of care. The
There are different Codes of Ethics exist to establish ethical principles and guidelines for practitioners. The particular importance in Codes of Ethics is given to boundaries as a very important aspect of any therapeutic relationship. Boundaries set the structure of the relationship, help to maintain the standards of behaviour and make therapeutic relationship efficient, that will benefit the client, promote the service provided and protect both parties (O’Toole 2008, p. 147; Zur 2004, p. 1). If crossing boundaries occurs it is almost always affect the counsellor’s special position of trust as a professional, diminish the ability to help the client, which become damaging to the person seeking help (Gerald & Gerald 2012, p. 373). Boundary crossing usually occurs when counsellor or practitioner allow dual relationship with a client, which means assuming two or more roles.
Respecting one’s dignity indicates to the patient that he or she matters, and is an important aspect of care that will bring forth optimal results in patient satisfaction. When dignity has been denied, the ethical principle ‘respect for person’ will be breached. Respect for person refers to respecting a patient’s rights and wishes, whether the nurse agrees with the decision or not. Unfortunately, when respect for person has been violated the patient may feel unworthy, and may assume that their feelings were disregarded. It is essential the nurse provides non-judgmental care that promotes dignity to enhance the patient’s well-being.
While reading Abbott and Snyder (2012) and Doherty (n.d) it was evident that there were different topics presented. Abbott and Snyder (2012) states that an integrative approach to therapy is key whereas Doherty (n.d) looks at how couples therapy is difficult and outlines the mistakes that therapists make when doing it. Abbott and Snyder (2012) state that integrating multiple therapies into a couples therapy session is going to be more beneficial than if just one was used. I agree with this point that they are making because why wouldn’t you incorporate different therapies? For example, if one partner has depression then the therapist would incorporate cognitive therapy.