Ethical Decision Making Model Of The American Counseling Association ( Aca )

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Counselors are faced with many situations that test their moral and ethical beliefs. Although there are numerous guides for counselors to follow, none can offer absolute solutions to every scenario. Some situation, no matter the course of action, may have consequences that may harm the counseling relationship. However, “A practitioner’s guide to ethical decision making”, by the American Counseling Association (ACA) offers a seven step decision making model that will help counselors with the challenges of ethical dilemmas (Forester-Miller & Davis, 1996). This paper will use the decision making model to analyze scenario 2. Scenario 2 reveals the implications of boundary crossings, boundary violations and possible dual relationship issues. This paper will give clarify the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations. Next this paper will argue that there are potential boundary and dual relationship violations. Finally the paper will conclude by discussing the proposed course of action to resolve these issues.
Keywords: Boundary crossings, boundary violations, dual relationships, ethical decision-making model
Ethical Decision Making Paper: Boundary Crossings and Violations
Counselors are faced with many situations that test their moral and ethical beliefs. Although there are numerous guides for counselors to follow, none can offer absolute solutions to every scenario. Some situation, no matter the course of action, may have consequences that may harm the…

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