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Accountability in the Counseling Profession

1-Analyze the role and significance of treatment outcomes and accountability as they relate to clients, counselors, and third-party payers. Include in your analysis how counselor effectiveness impacts treatment outcomes and accountability.

2-Analyze the role and significance of outcomes, accountability, and needs assessment and program evaluation as they relate to stakeholders and to the profession.

3-Analyze the role and significance of research as it relates to outcomes, accountability, and needs assessment and program evaluation.

4-what are your thoughts about being accountable for treatment outcomes as a counselor. Then, explain any concerns that may exist and challenges you think some one might encounter in being accountable as a counselor.

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Analyze the role and significance of treatment outcomes and accountability as they relate to clients, counselors, and third-party payers. Include in your analysis how counselor effectiveness impacts treatment outcomes and accountability.

Counselors have a role to provide informed decisions and/or choices regarding treatment, and appropriately follow through with treatment for their clients. When clients seek treatment they look to therapists to provide answers. The goal of therapy is to create a therapeutic climate that will help the client discover their true feelings, and how to deal with the presenting problem. Counselors have an obligation to retain an active involvement in formal treatment with their clients. Even when formal treatment is over, there must be accountability, because there is the possibility of a relapse. When third payers are involved such as an insurance company, most health insurers will reimburse for services of licensed ...

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This solution discusses the role of counselors, and their accountaiblity in the therapeutic counsleing process. The significance of outcomes, accountability, needs assessment and program evaluation as related to the profession are discussed.

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