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
There may be times when counselors may encounter a situation in where they must exercise personal and professional judgment because legal and professional requirement are inconsistent. At times the counselor may have to choose between actions that are legal, but not ethical, as in the case of a client that has expressed suicidal ideations. Ethical codes provide limited guidance to counselors for resolving ethical dilemmas. Counselors need to have critical analytical decision making skills to resolve them. Nevertheless, the six ethical principles will help rehabilitation profes... ... middle of paper ... ...imes, this alone will clarify the issues enough that the resolution of the dilemma will become obvious.
Influences on Moral and Ethical Development Moral sensitivity plays a vast part in my influences on moral and ethical growth. Moral sensitivity shows me how my beliefs can affect some other person. It also exhibits my decision making skill on what is best for my client. Research states that “Moral Sensitivity (moral awareness), as described by Rest (1994), refers to an individual’s ability to recognize that a situation contains a moral issue” (Holmes & Lincoln, 2011, P.57). Having the ability as a counselor to pinpoint that there is a moral issue requires the realization that your activity can be harmful or beneficial for the client.
The APA ethics code for client welfare proposed sensible steps to reduce and evade unnecessary harm to customers’ which must be following by the psychology practiser. Psychologists need to wholly inform clients or whoever responsible for their care about the purpose and nature of their services which involving from the reason to conduct the serv... ... middle of paper ... ...relationship with the client in future time. Younggren & Gottlieb (2004), mentioned there are dual relationship that unavoidable and yet not unethical. Indeed, there is argument debate that in some circumstances evasion a dual relationship possible to harm the professional relationship with the client (Campbell & Gordon, 2003). The involvement and disputation regards nonsexual multiple relationships may direct the therapists’ flag in engage a careful, reasoned ethical decision-making process.
Counselors should paid attention to a client’s personal experi... ... middle of paper ... ...constitute unethical behavior, it is unclear to what extent counselors know and agree that such behavior is unethical. This behavior could lead to ACA (1995) and AMHCA (2000) ethical reprimands and to loss of license via actions of state licensing boards. Counselors may need more explicit standards to direct their behavior regarding this issue (Braun, Cox, 2006). Works Cited Braun, S. A., & Cox, J. A.
Another ethical concern the clinician must address is the possibility of abuse towards a child or the elderly or any harm to others. It is always a counselor or mental health workers ' duty to report any suspicion of this kind of activity to the proper authorities (Kanel, 2007). Organic or medical concerns are one of the other ethical considerations which must be addressed in the second stage. This includes making evaluations about any mental health or behavioral disorders as well as making any necessary referrals (Kanel, 2007). Substance abuse is another ethical concern that must be addressed by the clinician.
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.
Although counselors are educated to be compassionate and nonjudgmental, one’s own ethical belief may be compromised. Because it appears that society’s way of thinking and opinions are easily influenced by their emotions and moral commitment. If attitudes are influenced by emotions, the stigmatizing of certain clients could occur by counselors. Counselors’ attitudes have important implications for their practice, which include unbiased quality of client care. Counselors should be aware of their own beliefs, biases, feelings, perceptions, and reactions and how their perspectives may affect the counseling session.
They try to reduce the chances of physical violence against. Besides these responsibilities, the counselors generally provide recommendations, and carry psychological assessments of the affected people. A number of issues are involved regarding the ethical and legal responsibilities that this job entails. Whilst the affected persons in normal environment have the advantage of counseling, which concentrates firstly on their own safety, the counselors op... ... middle of paper ... ...en children are susceptible. The counselors should also check their counter transference responses and not to force the clients to quit societal interactions; whilst it can be personally disturbing when a client opts to remain in a violent relationship, the counselor must endorse the decision to stay or quit the association.
Abstract The Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct, published by the American Psychological Association are the standard guidelines for all Psychologists. Forensic Psychologists are also informed by Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologist. Psychologists practicing forensic psychology can use these two documents to help clarify ethical questions. This paper will focus on role conflicts specifically in the area of Sex Offender Management and the ethical conflicts that may arise as a result and how to best handle this situation when faced with it. When an individual chooses to practice psychology within the legal system, they must be aware that this can at any point in their career lead to ethical conflicts.