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Counselling Ethics and Legal Issues

Provide a brief description of two foundational definitions related to counselling ethics and legal issues. Then analyze how each term is reflected in ethical "best practices," including working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Be specific and use examples.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. I suggest using this outline -

1. Foundational definition one - using a good source, quote and then explain. About 100 words.
2. Same as above, but a different view.
3. Relate both to best practices. What does it imply in practical and legal terms? 100 words.

The above should suffice. You can also use the listed resources to further exploration of the topic. Best of luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Foundational Definition 1

Take a look at the following quote:
"Ethics as a study in philosophy pertains to the knowledge of Understanding right and wrong...Different philosophical theories of ethics Provide various aspects to explain moral conducts and human existence... Like the philosophy of ethics, the legal system is often equally foreign and complex to most counselor educators and counseling students...Their knowledge of ethical and legal issues must suit where they are working and who they are working with. Counselors need to know legal issues governing their practices and how to make proper decisions in order to resolve ethical dilemmas. Further, they must know how these aspects relate to their counseling ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advice in tackling the task (see above) of providing 2 foundational definitions on counselling ethics and its relation to legal issues. Both are related to the notion of best practices, with examples. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.