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Assessing Code of Ethics

Pick one of the areas regarding the Code and assessments that interests you. Write a detailed evaluation of the standard you have selected. Be sure to assess the importance of this standard in the area of assessments and personal and socio-cultural influences on one's own beliefs, values, and decision making. Use the text and the Code when answering your question. Use examples in your answer where appropriate.

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Code of Ethics - Application of Counseling Theory

It is the duty of the counselor to follow the code of ethics and develop their own therapeutic counseling approach and assessments that are effective. "The therapist functions as a catalyst and a guide who helps clients understand how their beliefs and attitudes influence the way they feel and act" (Corey, 2009, p.291). The code of ethics provides the foundation for professional counselors to follow and be informed of their required ethical behavior. Record keeping within the counseling field provides many benefits along with ethical conflicts that may arise. The question as to "who owns the counseling records?" arises due to the debate of the client, therapist and counseling agency involved. This brings up many ethical concerns in which leads us to having ethical codes to follow as counseling professionals. "Section B.6 of the American Counseling Association's (ACA) Code of Ethics (2005) includes 8 standards that specifically address counseling records" (Remley & Herlihy, 2010, p118). There are ethical and legal concerns on both ...

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The expert assesses the code of ethics. Socio-cultural influences on one's own beliefs, values, and decision making are determined.

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