This paper will address different areas that can be associated with our professional competence. We will explore some of the best practices in defining and measuring competence, while exploring multicultural competencies, spiritual and religious competencies and boundary issues. Implementing a competency-based approach to education and training will allow current and future professionals to understand the borders of their competence. Ethical boundaries are necessary and can be deemed critically important for building healthy relationships with clients. Boundaries are meant to be beneficial in the professional relationship.
Ethics are the guidelines or standards used by researchers when setting up a study. Ethical research studies abide by the guidelines set up by the American Psychological Association (APA). They need to understand concept of risk to benefit ratio. One of the ethical guidelines explored in this paper is informed consent and the impact on psychological research. Under the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, section 8.02 explains informed consent.
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The importance of having good decision-making tools in place is essential to both the counselor and the client. The guidelines help to provide guidance to a counselor when faced with an ethical dilemma. As well as providing protection for the client and the counselor. While counselors should guard themselves from needless lawsuits, they should also find solution for their constant ethical struggles towards the best service to clients. References American Counseling Association.
Furthermore, “Research indicates that to become effective in intake interviewing so that a working alliance is fostered, counselors need to follow guidelines and receive training to obtain accurate and valid information” (Duley, Cancelli, Kratochwill, Bergan & Meredith, 1983). This is why as counselor we have the training necessary to successfully execute an intake process. Theories that are used in an intake process before an intervention plan is designed are based on strategies which are positively associated with a desirable outcome. One approach that I will use is the conversation theory which refer to how general study of how knowledge is founded through interactions between two people. This theory main focus seeks to define how two individuals will come ... ... middle of paper ... ...counselor want to make sure that the counselor provides the best services possible.
It helps us to learn about the responsibility we have for ourselves, our colleagues and to the social structure of the profession. It is essential that the present and future psychologist should be aware of the formal ethical codes of practices in psychology. The American Psychological Association (APA) developed this formal Ethics Code which demonstrates the approaches to the psychologist about logical, educational, and clinical behaviors to be followed while working as a licensed person. By applying the ethical code a psychologist can identify ethical issues, interrelate with others professionally. This can inhibit and solve ethical dilemmas, and he /she will be able achieve their professional protagonists and responsibilities.
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