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Counseling psychology ethics
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Robert runs into the office, unprepared and frustrated because he is late for his weekly appointment with his first client of the day. He is consistently late for his appointments. His behavior is:
_________ is concerned with perspectives of right and proper conduct and involves an evaluation of actions on the basis of some broader cultural context or religious standard.
The basic purpose of professional codes of ethics is to:
Educate professionals about sound ethical conduct, provide a mechanism for professional accountability, and serve as a catalyst for improving practice.
The counselor who asks the question "Am I doing what is best for my client?" rather than "Is this situation unethical?" is functioning from which of the following ethical perspectives?
Jan, a survivor of sexual assault, is covered for six sessions by her insurance. Her counselor is in private practice and knows that Jan needs more sessions. She decides to offer Jan her services pro bono. In making the ethical decision to ensure that her client has equal access to services, the counselor is using the basic moral principal of:
In an attempt to convince her young client to practice safe sex, Valerie fabricated her own statistics and facts about the hazards of unprotected sex. In this instance, Valerie violated the principle of:
Ethics codes tend to be:
Reactive rather than proactive.
Which of the following focuses NOT ONLY on how professionals can harm clients but also on how therapists can do better at helping clients?
Which of the following statements is true with regard to ethical codes?
Conflicts sometimes emerge within ethics codes and among various organizations' codes.
Ronald directs his clients toward solutions instead of encouraging them to seek alternatives for themselves. He is likely to have a strong need:
For approval and/or to feel a sense of achievement and accomplishment.
Counselors who have unresolved personal conflicts:
Need to recognize that their problems may interfere with their effectiveness and refrain from activities that would harm a client.
Termination of the therapy process:
Is decided jointly by both the client and the therapist.
Joanne finds herself wanting to solve her client's problems, which are similar to the issues her daughter is going through. Joanne gives advice and feels frustrated when her client won't follow through on her suggestions. Her emotional reactions to her client, which involve her own projections, is based on:
Sexual or romantic feelings toward a client:
Do not necessarily mean that the counselor cannot effectively work with the client.
Empathy fatigue is common in professionals who:
Treat survivors of stressful and traumatic events; treat people with mood, anxiety, and stress-related disorders; and work in vocational settings with people with mental and physical disabilities.
With respect to values in the counseling process, the authors contend that:
It is important that counselors clarify their values and the ways in which they enter the therapeutic process.
Which of the following statements on spirituality and religion is true today?
They are both ethically appropriate topics to discuss, can play a major part in the client's life, and can be a significant source of strength.
It is not ethical to refer clients:
Based solely on a difference of values between the counselor and the client.
If a therapist is secure in his or her own values, then:
They will not be threatened by really listening to, and deeply understanding, people who think differently or do not share the same world view.
Value discrimination could be defined as:
When a counselor is too eager to suggest a referral when the client shares differing values on race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, marital status/partnership, language preference, or socioeconomic status.
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