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 13: Resolving Ethical Issues
Resolving Ethical Issues
Shawn is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a thriving private practice. To supplement his client work, Shawn provides continuing education hours around the state for fellow LPCs. As a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) approved provider, he conducts seminars and offers hours that are accepted by the state licensure board. Shawn shares an office space with Nelah, a fellow LPC whom he has known for years. This year, Nelah was not able to get all of her contact hours in time for her renewal. She asks Shawn for a certificate from one if his supervision workshops, saying they have talked about supervision so much that she has earned the contact hours. Plus, she says, she is willing ...