• counselor should prepare an information sheet about the group and send it to parents • written consent could be aquired from parents • counselors need to discuss confidentiality issues • counselors need to practice within local and state laws regarding child abuse • videotaping is only possible after the members have been informed and have consented The ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors (2004) states that the professional school counselor: A1a. Has a primary obligation to the student, who is to be treated with respectas a unique individual. d. Delineates and promotes the counselor’s role and function in meeting the needs of those served. Counselors will notify appropriate officials ofconditions that may limit or curtail their effectiveness in providing programs and services. A.1.a. The primary responsibility of counselors is to respect the dignity and topromote the welfare of clients
12/11/2018 EDCE 611 Comprehensive Child & Adolescent Counseling Benchmark Template 7/21 According to the AACC standard 1-550: Action if Value Differences Interfere with Counseling Christian counselors work to resolve problems—always in the client’s best interest— when differences between counselor and client values become too great and adversely affect the counseling process. This may include: (1) discussion of the issue as a therapeutic matter; (2) renegotiation of the counseling agreement; (3) consultation with a supervisor or trusted colleague or; as a last resort (4) referral to another counselor if the differences cannot be reduced or bridged (and then only in compliance with applicable state and federal law and/or regulatory requirements). Both codes address the issue of values differences between client and counselor. Both point to a path (though different) about what to do when this happens. The ACA code places pressure on the counselor to work it out while the AACC code suggests a path to resolution either with re-negotiation or referral. 2) What theoretical orientation(s) will you primarily use when counseling students and why? Identify how you considered culture in your theoretical orientation choices. The theoretical orientation I identify with is cognitive therapy, also commonly referred to as cognitive behavior therapy. CBT posits that one’s emotions and behaviors are often caused or derived by one’s thoughts. In other words, if a person is depressed or anxious, then that person has certain cognitive errors or distortions that cause that person to be depressed or anxious. I identify with this therapy largely because of my own psychotherapeutic work. I can attest to CBT’s efficacy in my own life. For example, I learned that my inner thoughts of “should” statements (“I shouldn’t be this” or “I should have done this”) exacerbate my personal anxiety. I realized that by increasing my own thought awareness, I could identify my cognitive distortions that were unrealistic or even completely false. Once I learned to be more aware of my thoughts, it helped me to
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