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    Describe two foundational definitions related to counseling ethics and legal issues. Then analyze how each term is reflected in ethical "best practices," including working with clients from diverse backgrounds.

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    Defining Ethics in Counseling

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

    Ethical behaviors are those that fulfill fundamental moral obligations to: (a) protect individuals from self harm, (b) to maximize good and minimize harm, and (c) guard against problems that lead to exploitation to individuals with whom psychologists work (Ethical principles of psychologists & code of conduct, APA .org). In addition, counseling ethics can be defined as statements of general principles used to guide the ethical behaviors of persons within the counseling profession (Beresoff, 2003). Based on these definitions, ethical codes have a foundation in moral principles, thus essentially counseling ethics can be defined ...

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    This solution considers foundational definitions for counseling ethics. It provides instances when those ethics are applied in issues of counseling, particularly in working with clients from diverse backgrounds.

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