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Ethics in Professional Life and Client Community

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Discuss two venues in your professional life and client community that may constitute both benefit and harm. Use the ACA casebook or your own particular ethical codes of conduct as a guide to distinguish benefit or harm. If you were going to do assertive outreach, would the IRB or some other entity approval be required prior to action? Why or why not?

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. In this particular task, you are asking for help in discussing 2 areas in your professional life that can constitute both harm and benefit. Since you did not indicate which particular area of counseling you are familiar with, I am going to suggest something that would be within the lines of community counseling. I suggest this outline:

1. The venues - 150 words
2. IRB view - 150 words

This should get you started. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones


In my professional life and client community, one of the venues that provide good benefit in terms of encouraging talk, disclosure and trust is dual relationships. Since I am a practitioner in a small town, one of the benefits in practice is that everyone just about knows everyone. It's a small town of around 8,000 people and in the center of town; my ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of ethical practice in one's professional life and the client community, reflecting on situations and instances that can be harmful. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. The solution is concise.