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Exact definition on the standard of good but when

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exact definition on the “standard of good” but when faced with the act of sexual abuse one needs to be able to teach why causing traumatic harm to others goes against that specific standard of good. However, triggers can be apparent and cause a therapist to need to refer the client to another therapist. Therefore, additional self-awareness practices and even therapy for the counselor would be needed due to ensuring they don’t cause additional harm and discrimination against others who trigger them. Looking at abortion and religion, we can assume that most Christian counselors are against this act. When faced with a client who is pro-choice the best approach could be not toss religious scriptures at them but understanding where the disconnect with faith and values comes from. It can lessen the blow and stop any since of harm unless the client is adamant about aborting the child. This is where the counselor stops to see if there’s a correct fit for the client and place a referral to someone who can remain objective when moral judgement practices do not work. Counselors need to be able to work with a diverse clientele with different worldviews and values. (Corey et.al 2015) In addition, searching for ways to be creative with objectivity and challenging moral judgment comes with boundaries, having a strong 4
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therapeutic rapport with clients helps the counselors learn their limit how much of a push is needed to ensure harm isn’t being done. This type of learning comes from strong questioning during intake and transparency during session. A counselor should know when a subject is too much for a client to discuss that can cause issues. Learning better ways to be objective if a client is adamant about not changing their world view can help strengthen the cause for why more moral reasoning is needed. Counselors
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  • Spring '16
  • Kendra Stewart
  • Ethics , Worthington, Carone

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