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Ethics in Counselling Field Research

Discuss the legal and ethical issues associated with research in the counseling field. Is it the role of counseling professionals to serve as stewards for fair, ethical, and socially just treatment of people who represent diverse perspectives? Do you feel that counseling professionals should be advocates for people who tend to be marginalized by society?

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Legal and ethical guidelines are in place to prevent unethical behavior by clinical counselors in the field. Some of these guidelines include ensuring that counsellors are professional in their care, unbiased in their approach, and do not abuse the power they hold over their clients either for sexual or monetary purposes. Counsellors must possess the capability to counsel many different situations emanating from their duty to provide assistance ...

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This solution provides guidelines and ethical considerations that must be adhered to by counselors when conducting research.