Code Of Ethics In Counselling

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Counseling is a process of empowering persons so that they can find the strength to deal with conflicting issue(s). It is the process of helping them understand how their current thoughts or behaviors are interfering with their present and future goals. Finally, it is about helping them create strategies to regain a path to the desired goal, and how they can maintain that pathway. Before a treatment plan can be developed, counselor’s need to conduct an initial interview of the clients’ social, physical and psychological world. Clients come seeking counseling from all spheres of live and from different purposes (court ordered, to please relatives, or seeking self-help).
Understanding human behavior then is a fundamental part of therapeutic
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To help guide counselors, the American Psychology Association (1992) has established certain ethical guidelines for counselors. These are, counselors intimate relationship with a former client’s must not occur before five years. Relationships which might be beneficial, but do not comprised of professional responsibilities are advised to be avoided. Practice confidentiality within the context of your legal obligations. Engage in continual educational training, including multicultural training. Finally, counselors are encouraged to foster and maintain professional relationships for consultative exchanges.
In 2004, the American Counseling Association (2004) published the code of ethics. This manual outlined various tenants for licensed counselors to follow. These are counselor’s relationship, confidentiality, Evaluation, Assessment and interpretation, supervision, and training, Research Publication, Distance counseling, Technology and Social Media, and Ethical Issues. According to this governing body, these guidelines are to promote human development, multicultural approach; social justice and safeguard the dignity and integrity of both the client and counselor
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The first is the egalitarian relationship that is established with the client. The aim here is to focus on strengthening and promoting positive coping strategies. The second aim is to assess the lifestyle of the person. Here the private logic in understood. The next major responsibility is the understanding of the organic inferiority. According to Gehart (2013) it is important because while it aim is to preserve the self, it preserves the self-interest through engaging in social interest. For instance, the biological inferiority, come into play as it addresses being part of a larger group. The larger group promotes survival. The cosmic inferiority is the understanding of existence and death. Where it examines what type and the level of impact one has on others? Then there is the personality inferiority, the perceptual limitation one has over own thoughts and environmental influences. Collectively, these organic inferiorities drive the person towards a
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