ACA Code Of Ethical Analysis

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The ACA Code of Ethics is a set of standards for professional helpers to follow. The Code “reflects the counseling profession’s understanding of the responsibilities inherent in the covenantal relationship with society” (Ponton & Duba, 2009). This Code is a set of standards to basically keep everyone on the same page when working with clients. Upon reading the Code, I was intrigued with the Bartering component found in section A.10.d. I did not realize that bartering was allowed at such a professional level. Bartering is the exchange of goods or talents equal to the amount of payment due. The Code states that “counselors consider the cultural implications” before agreeing to a bartering arrangement (ACA Code of Ethics, 2006). Bartering

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