Having conflicting values does not mean that a counselor can’t work with a client it just means they will must proceed with caution. It is ok for the client to have a different value system and still work with them successfully. Before a counselor decides to refer a client to another professional they should first exhaust all options even if it means consulting with supervisor. According to Corey working within the framework of a client’s value system is what counseling is about, and will it be beneficial for the counselor. A Counselor may have their own belief system and can find that they are in conflict because of their own bias and values.
Furthermore, the counselors’ failure to understand her own values and her attempt to impose her values on the client constitutes yet another ethical violation which undermined the clients’ autonomy (ACA, 2005). The counselor set goals for the therapy sessions based on her own values without considering the presenting problem from the client’s perspective. It appears that the counselor views the familial life as repressive and uses the sessions as a way to bring to light the causes of the repression. Ignoring the work related issues that could have serious consequences for the client including termination of her employment. 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 counselor then becomes placed in a difficult position, if they choose to pursue reparative therapy with the client then they are communicating that they see homosexuality as abnormal which “is in opposition to the position taken by national health organizations, including ACA (Whitman, Glosoff, Kocet, & Tarvydas, 2006, 2). If they do not pursue the therapy or they refer the client to another counselor then they can be viewed as abandoning the client. The ACA has stated that they oppose “portrayels of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals as mentally ill due to their sexual orientation” (2). The ACA code of ethics also states “counselors do not abandon or neglect clients in counseling” (ACA governing council, 2005, 6). In ... ... middle of paper ... ...is either approaches a counselor and asks for help to alter to what they desire, would it be wrong to help them achieve what they seek?
Unlike Beck too, Ellis refuses to approach the clients with support and acceptance as he doesn’t want patients to feel like as if their therapist are being nice because they are behaving appropriately; as if the therapist have a certain expectation from the client. Ellis prefers to build the therapeutic relationship with patient in a more confronting way. This approaching method are always seen as harsh, gaining critics especially to those who stereotypes therapy session as clients seeking comfort and support – not being scolded and told how to change their way of viewing life. Though it is believed as the time goes on, REBT practitioner is not as vigorous as Ellis does when confronting with clients.
Taking Sandra as a client would not do her justice because I would be making an exception to the rule of treating everyone fairly. I would not accept a client looking for acceptance commitment therapy without proper training, so it would be wrong to accept a client looking for a Christian counselor without being a Christian. The last ethical principle involved in this case study was fidelity, which would be lost if I chose to counsel Sandra. I believe it would be difficult to form a trusting relati... ... middle of paper ... ... she is happy I told her the truth about not being a Christian counselor and that she accepts that I cannot continue to see her. Despite the immediate consequences, this course of action allows for long-term benefits for both Sandra and me.
More specifically, religion often influences one’s point of view. John Wyndam’s, The Chrysalids was written with a purpose that teaches his readers about discrimination, about how change is possible, and how religion often influences one’s point of view. A lesson taught by Wyndham in The Chrysalids, is that prejudging certain people is not right. In Chapter nine, Petra uses her telepathic powers to communicate with “the group” when she is in trouble, and reveals that her telepathic powers were not harmful, and did not prove, as many had thought, to be evil. They, instead, saved her life.
When a child with your doctor about these issues doctors should not do, when the time the child is in danger, it is to tell the child 's family. Doctors suspect family problems, children at risk, the authorities may be notified. Sometimes they show that abortion is the best for her, and notify the parents may be dangerous. The right to disclose information under the background to avoid disclosure or "special relationship" obtained. "Special relations, including between doctors and patients, lawyers and clients, priest and penitent or confiders, guardians and their communities" ( "Doctor patient confidentiality").
Counselor’s background in regards to religion and spirituality Incorporating religion and spirituality into counseling from a counselor’s perspective can be intimidating. According to the authors Gladding and Newsome (2014) counselors avoid incorporating religion and spirituality into counseling due to the fear of “violating ethical guidelines by imposing personal values on clients” (Gladding & Newsome, 2014 p. 174). To address the issues related to incorporating religion and spirituality in counseling, the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) developed a list of six competencies to assist professionals. These six competencies are Culture and Worldview, Counselor self-awareness, Human and Spiritual
The counselor should stay neutral. If the counselor breaks the therapeutic neutrality relationship, because of taking sides, the counselor might lose them both. The counselor would have acted unethically if this happened. Family therapy would also be a good example of using the therapeutic neutrality relationship. In family therapy, the therapist has to keep a neutral stance with the whole
I was told by my parents that in the professional world I should avoid bringing up the topics about religion or politics because I might offend someone or someone may feel I am harassing or discriminating against their beliefs. Therefore professionally this can then get me in trouble. We live in a world where everyone has a strong opinion and belief on religion and politics. Getting into a debate in the workplace about the religion and spirituality someone may feel that you are trying to convert them to think and believe the way you believe. There has been ethical issues when therapists would use religion and spirituality in their therapy sessions.