Legal and Ethical Issues W1-4 discussions
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According to the American Counseling Association, counseling is “a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems that cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem, and promote behavior change and optimal mental health.” (ACA, 2015) That way, counseling is a two-way effort to ensure patients’ health. In the same way, depending on the patients’ needs, the counselor will adapt, as to offer the best care possible.
In this essay, after completing the assessment found in the textbook; we shall answer a few questions pertaining the evaluation, and our prospective practice as counselors.
Identify five items from the survey that caused you to have the strongest reactions, prompted your most profound thinking, or challenged you the most when selecting an answer.
The questions that caused us the strongest reactions were 18; 1; 30; 23, and 24. We realized that those questions concerned physicality in the interactions between patient and counselor. We consider the items provocative as they try to assess whether or not the counselor would intimate with its patient. Strictly speaking, therapy is a private activity (Orbach, 2005), and sex, although a possibility between patient and counselor should be avoided as it could cause further…
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