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Issues with Changing Ground Rules in Counseling

Please help me with a discussion that has to do with changing expectations or ground rules in midstream duing counseling. Is it ethical or not, and possible consequences to those who are recipients of the funds or services delivered.

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Expectations and ground rules cover both the client and the worker. The atmosphere is set during the intake interview. The worker has the task of taking the client through a thorough intake during the first or second meeting. During that time, the client will give the worker a clue to what he or she expects and needs, and in return, the worker will let the client know what can be expected from him or her.

Part of every first or second meeting must include ground rules dictated by the worker, the organization being worked under, and the ethical standards of the professional organization of social workers. This is where ethics begin to come into play. The ...

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This solution discusses the consequences that could occur when ground rules and or expectations change in the midst of counseling. Ethical and legal consequences are discussed along with an example. The text contains 456 words.