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 12: Challenges to Ethical Practice in the 21st Century
Challenges to Ethical Practice in the 21st Century
Zoe is a recent graduate of an accredited master’s program in clinical mental health counseling. She is working as an adult outpatient counselor with the local mental health center. Over the next two years, she will accrue supervised clinical hours toward licensure in her state. Many of Zoe’s clients are young and technology savvy, just like Zoe. She often receives Facebook friend requests and texts from her clients and recently had a client ask if he could see her via Skype to avoid the lengthy commute into town for services. Although Zoe is excited to offer cutting-edge services to her clients, she is unsure what her limits are in ...