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 8: Ethical Decision Making and Managing Professional Boundaries
Ethical Decision Making and Managing Professional Boundaries
James is a math teacher for the local high school and has been a client in Daniel’s private practice for two years. James and Daniel have a strong, professional therapeutic relationship. Due to James’s recent divorce and child support payments, he is struggling to make ends meet and is having difficulty affording his $45 per session co-pay for counseling. With all of the transitions in his life, James recognizes how urgently he needs to remain in counseling. He remembers that Daniel’s son Jonathan attends the local junior high. At a recent session, James discloses to Daniel his struggle with finances and offers math tutoring to Daniel’s son in exchange for counseling ...