Should a counselor remain value-objective about controversial issues presented by a client (such as abortion, suicide, adultery, drug use, domestic violence, child abuse)?
Consider the information above and Chapter 3 of the textbook.
Use APA levels of headings and write a 1,000-1,250-word essay
addressing the following:
1. Analyze the ethical implications of a counselor expressing their values to a client.
2. Identify actions a counselor might take when confronted with clients they find difficult to treat due to differences in values/beliefs regarding one or more of the following issues: abortion, suicide, adultery, drug use, domestic violence, child abuse
3. Name some of the legislation and/or government policies related to substance abuse counseling
4. Identify factors that might lead a counselor to ethically refer a client to another counselor once they have already been established as a client (not at intake).
5. Identify some unethical reasons to refer a client to another counselor once they have already been established as a client (not at intake).
6. Describe steps a counselor should take if referral is not an option because of insurance issues, geographical/travel issues, other agencies are full, because their values are different but it’s unethical to refer, etc.).
7. Be sure to use the AACC, NAADAC or applicable codes of ethics as guidelines when constructing your essay.
8. Include three additional scholarly resources in your essay in addition to the course textbook
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency:
MS Addiction Counseling; MS Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
2.3: Analyze ethical issues in the practice of professional counseling.
This assignment meets the following NASAC Standards:
20) Understand the addiction professional’s obligation to adhere to generally accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship.
21) Understand the importance of ongoing supervision and continuing education in the delivery of client services.
35) Seek appropriate supervision and consultation.
66) Demonstrate respect and nonjudgmental attitudes toward the client in all contacts with other professionals or agencies.
116) Demonstrate ethical behaviors by adhering to established professional codes of ethics that define the professional context within which the counselor works, in order to maintain professional standards and safeguard the client.
120) Utilize a range of supervisory options to process personal feelings and concerns about clients.
121) Conduct culturally appropriate self-evaluations of professional performance, applying ethical, legal, and professional standards to enhance self-awareness and performance.
122) Obtain appropriate continuing professional education.
123) Assess and participate in regular supervision and consultation sessions.
124) Develop and utilize strategies to maintain physical and mental health.