Ethics For Illinois Model For Counselor Certification And The Aca Code Of Ethics

1049 Words Jul 17th, 2016 5 Pages
While taking an initial look at the ICB code of ethics for Illinois model for counselor certification and the ACA code of ethics i see some differences overall such as the ACA code of ethics being much more extensive and broad while the ICB generally speaks about drug and alcohol related issues. Also, the ACA is for all counselors through out the country while the ICB is specially for an Illinois certification, all other states have different ethics. Despite these difference i can see many similarities in each specific section and code, overall i think the ICB code of ethics does a good job as describing what is ethical and not for the Illinois counselor certification. A specific topic that struck me of having differences is in the consent section, the ICB code of ethics does not state anything regarding inability to give consent. The ACA code states “When counseling minors, incapacitated adults, or other persons unable o give voluntary consent, counselors seek the assent of clients to services and include them in decision making as appropriate. Counselors recognize the need to balance the ethical rights of clients to make choices, their capacity to give consent or assent to receive services, and parental or familial legal rights and responsibilities to protect these clients and make decisions on their behalf” (American Counseling Association 2014). Within substance abuse and addiction i would think there maybe times when an individual is unable to give consent due to…

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