Ethics and Counselor Essay
Jessica is sixteen years old, and is sent to the school counselor following concerns from her year level coordinator. Jessica is finding it difficult to concentrate in class, is continuously late to school, and often arrives to school disheveled and unkempt. The coordinator is concerned about what may be happening at home with Jessica, and that she may be getting involved in a notoriously bad circle of friends in the area known for drug taking and other delinquent activities. Although reluctant during the first few sessions to disclose anything much, Jessica begins to trust the counselor and opens up about her frequent drug use. She says she used to only smoke marijuana, but that now this had increased to weekly …show more content…
If on the other hand, Jessica’s family comes across as supportive and wanting to be with her as she tries to come out of the drug habit, the counselor can then make the most of their involvement and seek their help and understanding and complementing Jessica’s therapy.
Ideally Jessica informing them herself would be the best option. The counselor can offer her office as a neutral venue for them to meet and discuss, can also offer to be there to