Ethical practice is an essential aspect of counselor training. In order for counselors to competently work with clients, they must be well versed in ethical codes, ethical decision making, and legal issues impacting the profession. Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor provides the fundamentals of ethical practice, with emphasis on ethical decision making and is structured to facilitate the development of these skills and understanding and applying them. Individuals will be able to incorporate ethical practice into their understanding of the counseling process and integrate ethical decision making models into their counseling practice. This unique approach differs from existing texts because of its strong emphasis on practical decision making and focus on understanding the process of applying a standard ethical decision model to any ethical scenario. Students build a foundation in how to evaluate an ethical situation and feel confident that they have applied a set of decision models to reach the best decision. Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/cpiseries.
Chapter 4: Relational Ethical Decision Making
Relational Ethical Decision Making
Your 9 a.m. client walks into your office for her regularly scheduled session. She has a bright smile on her face. She hands you a fresh, steaming cup of coffee from your favorite coffee shop around the corner and says, “I’ve noticed that each week during our session, you have a caramel macchiato coffee on your desk. I know that you’re not a morning person, so I just thought I would pick you up your favorite.” That particular morning was hectic. You didn’t have time to grab your morning ritual cup of coffee and are craving some right now. While you know the cup of coffee is only worth about $5.79, you don’t know what to say ...