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Running head: SCENARIO ANALYSIS 1 Scenario Analysis Lindsey Dillon Grand Canyon University: PCN-505
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SCENARIO ANALYSIS 2 Scenario Analysis Scenario one 1. There are many ethical implications that should be followed when planning a group. Barbara should screen all of the potential clients that she has chosen to be in her group. It is best that the selection of clients chosen for the group are compatible with the goals of the group. It is important that their well-being will not be affected negatively during their group experience. Barbara can ask a serious of questions during her screening to assess this. While counselors are working in a group setting they should keep it a priority to maintain a safe environment that protects all clients in the group from harm that could affect them as the women that will be participating in this group will have to share stories with each other that could trigger their past trauma (ACA, 2014). It is also crucial for the counselor to address the topic of the group and the advantages and disadvantages. Confidentiality is the client’s right to privacy. Barbara needs to provide an informed consent to all of the attending group members and their rights in the group to maintain confidentiality and for all clients to be able to comfortably speak to the group (Corey, Corey, Corey, & Callanan, 2015). 2. Confidentiality can be maintained by having the group members sign an informed consent along with a release of information so they feel comfortable to speak freely about their personal background and past trauma. Although an informed consent it is not needed legally, it helps clients know their rights and acknowledge their agreement with the terms of group therapy. The informed consent is where the clients will learn the most about the importance of confidentiality. Barbara needs to be clear with all participants how group therapy works and the rules it entails and that each member should respect each other and abide by the confidentiality along with the consequences of being kicked out of the group for not abiding by the rules.
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SCENARIO ANALYSIS 3 3. If breaches of confidentiality occur within the group, Barbara should first address this with the individual that breached confidentiality in an individual session to gain information on why this happened and come to a solution to resolve the matter. The acknowledgement of the informed consent should be reiterated back to the client and the rules of group therapy that was signed and agreed upon. The consequence of this would be for the client to be removed from the
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