Ethics Final the differences among law, ethics, and morals principle and virtue ethics how to work with groups, couples, and minors dual relationships boundary crossings and boundary violations supervision and counselor education, and how to process legal and ethical issues within the profession Chapter 1 Morals, values, ethics o Ethics: refer to your professional behavior and interactions Law o Few conflicts between law and ethics o No consensus for what constitutes best practice- you want to strive for that and provide competent practice. o Know your laws and ethics o Created by society o Agreed upon rules/ basic principles for living together in a group o General or specific Ethics o Ethical theories help decide o Reasoning ethically is an acquired skill o Altruism: actions taken to benefit others o Principal ethics: have their foundations in moral principles. Agreed upon obligation that are always considered ethical in decision making. o Virtue ethics: focus on individuals rather than actions. Moral choices cannot be made by rule- what is needed is good judgement. Professional ethics involve more than moral actions Theory and practice o Principal are founded in morals Code o Establish its professional status o Allowing profession to self regulate
o If they behave with established guidelines they are more likely to be judged in compliance with accepted standards o Code does not have every answer o 7 th version Chapter 2 Psychologists fight the hardest against us Becoming a profession: forming associations, change of names to reduce identification with previous occupation, developing a code of ethics (which we have done), prolonging political agitation (again we do), yet still not receiving recognition like other mental health. State license National certification CACREP and CORE are accredited Louisiana job titles: 2003 counselors in civil service job categories was created Chapter 3 Be aware of client’s background Do not push your own values- not ethical to give the client up or pass along due to conflicting values Duty to warn: self harm, harm to others, We evolved to more cultural awareness
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