Portfolio Reflection Form Name: Alexis Wilkerson Code of Ethics Summary Course: ADRE 6991, 6992, 6993, 6994 Semester: Spring 2017 Competencies addressed: Knowledge: Foundations A.2. the legal and ethical principles specifically related to the practice of addiction and clinical counseling/clinical mental health counseling, including the Code of Ethic of the American Counseling Association (ACA); NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals; North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB); Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW); and American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Code of Ethics B.1.
Junior Junior is a 14-year-old Hispanic, who was recently tested for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by a doctor. His parents (Diego and Francisca) become concerned when the school counselor tells that their son’s grades have dropped and he is having a hard time focusing. The doctor prescribes him dextroamphetamine, which Junior’s mother believes that he is misusing, after the doctor up the doses. He begins running out of medication before refills. His appearances begin to change for the worse, because of the weight loss.
Another ethical implication I came across, was explaining the confidentiality limitations to Junior. According to the ACA, Code of Ethics, standard B.1.d, a counselor must explain the limits to confidentiality and circumstances of breaching confidentiality are necessary (ACA, 2014). This was a particular challenge for me, for the fact, I wanted Junior to feel he could open up and talk to me about the hallucinations and the bad thoughts of hurting his mother. I did not want Junior to hide his feelings in fear of getting in
The girls at my middle and high schools disliked me because of the attention I received from my brother’s friends. I would destroy my glasses and my retainer growing up. My mother and I argued from the time I was thirteen-years-old until I was twenty-one-years old, we just did not get along, we only had verbal altercations.” The client stated, “ I was in the process of completing an ADHD screening, and information relayed to me stated I could possibly be prescribed Adderall. I knew that I had no control over the prescription medication and did not continue with the ADHD screening.
One ethical issue is that of a counselor being able to balance their personal beliefs versus their profession. A counselor must be able to resolve their own feelings toward a client or their behavior and enter the professional relationship from non-judgmental standpoint. Another key ethical issue is that of dual relationships. A counselor must understand that there is no circumstance in which a client and counselor must engage in a relationship outside of the professional aspect. It is unethical for a client and counselor to have any sort of social interaction whatsoever and boundaries should be established (Scott, 2000).
This author will be focusing on two certain ethical codes that not all counselors may know, unless they read the codes from the organizing body. Sometimes ethical codes may be hard to understand and clinicians may not understand them, so it is important to consult with other professionals to make sure the clinician operates
Counselors comprehends they are placed with the responsibilities ensuring the rights of each participants and completely well-versed of the approach and directions of their treatment. This will include that all information’s shall be provided in a flawless and comprehensive language as it contains to the limitations, risks and financial costs of all treatment services being render, along with providing realistic substitutions, and most importance the clients rights to decline services and their right to withdraw consent within time frames delineated in the
Abstract The term ethical standard is used by substance abuse counselor that define the meaning of ethics of ethical. First, the meaning of ethical is “pertaining to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality.” (n.d., Dictionary.com Unabridged) Besides, the code of ethics in any profession whether it’s counseling, business field, medicine, or even law was created to establish guidelines for the professionals to abide by.
Another ethical dilemma stems from dual relationships because counselors, who were once addicts, are now attending the same AA meetings as their clients. This ethical issue leads to the major legal concern in substance abuse counseling. There are many recovered addicts working as counselors who are certified but not licensed and are not bound by the same ethical standards as licensed counselors and are not subjected to sanctions stemming form ethical misconduct. Therefore, creating a ethical and legal imbalance between certified and licensed
Therapist and patient had not met in previous sessions. Client appeared to have preoccupied thoughts during the interview. Student asked, “did you have any growth or developmental delay when growing up? The patient said, “I had ADHD, but I was never diagnosed with it.”
According to the DSM-V ADHD falls under F code 90.8. WebMD.com classifies ADHD as Hyperactivity, impulsiveness, or having a hard time paying attention. Usually, ADHD is detected in early school years and can follow the child throughout adulthood. As a result, KS concentration difficulties affected school, home, and social settings.
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a more common disorder among school-aged children. The origins and meanings of this disorder has interested me from about age 14 when I first met with my best friend’s brother Misha, who as I later found out, has Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. From the first day when I met Misha, a feeling of uncertainty crept into me. Misha seemed to be a little too active - running around all the time, feeling jittery, and being very impulsive and hyper. Since he was at that time eight years old, he could have had the normal surging energy of a child boy.
Case Study # 5 Ethical Decision Making Model 1. In this case study, my clinical supervisor has broken all the rules. As a psychologist, we are supposed to do the what is right by all our clients. The rule that my clinical supervisor has broken is alternated a child’s record, for this child to become eligible for a special education program. However, an ethical standard has been broken, “Misuse of Psychologists’ Work,” act 1.01.
Tend to agree with Spiegelhoff and Ahia (2011) that counselors need to consider involuntary hospitalization if parent’s mental illness is severe or to the point if the client is in danger to self or others (p. 392). Counselors may need to collaborate with child protective services in order to provide safety and stability to the child well-being. It is imperative that counselors communicate with other professionals such as medical and child protective services from preventing any issues. According to IAMFC ethical code D collaborating and communicating with other professionals may help prevent any conflict of interest and any confusion that may harm
School. In its traditional sense, it is a place where students are asked to sit at a desk while an adult tells us every interesting fact they think we should know about their subject. That is, until a bell rings when we are told to get up, move to a different desk with a new adult, and hear about an entirely new subject. This is done over and over, until we are finally let free. That is, until the next day.