PASTORAL COUNSELOR S IDENTITY AND ETHICS PAPER BClayton

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

PASTORAL COUNSELOR'S IDENTITY AND ETHICS PAPER
A PAPER SUBMITTED TO
DR. STEVEN BROOKS

PACO 500 INTRODUCTION TO PASTORAL COUNSELING
BY
BEN CLAYTON JR.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN
MARCH 22, 2015

Abstract
This paper is comprised of information gathered in order establish and identify ethical boundaries and guidelines that are to be adhered by this counselor. This study also includes information that is needed to obtain necessary licensing and training to ensure proper pastoral care training is received. The importance of this is critical in the rendering of pastoral care. Goals of the counselor as well what is expected of the counselor by his church will also be expressed within this paper. Most importantly the foundation of
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6th FOUNDATION: The biblical and constitutional right to Religious Freedom, Free Speech, and Free Association protects Christian counselor public identity, and the explicit incorporation of spiritual practices into all forms of counseling and intervention.

7th FOUNDATION: Christian counselors are mindful of their representation of Christ and his church and are dedicated to honor their commitments and obligations in all social and professional relations.

An Organization’s Ethical Guidelines
The ethical guidelines that are written by Kollar (2011) are as follows:: 1) Know your limitations; 2) Counseling must be informed by a theoretical framework of identity formation and therapeutic assumptions; 3) The rights of the counselee are primary; 4) Refrain from dual relationships; 5) The counselee should be informed of responsibilities and limitations of the counseling relationship; 6) The counselor must not become romantically or sexually intimate with a counselee; and 7) The counselor should not use any treatment procedures in which he/she has not been professionally trained (Kollar, 2011).

Potential Professional Partnerships
This student-counselor will potentially seek membership with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). “The American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) is a membership and certification organization whose mission is to provide spiritually informed and integrated counseling, collaborative community

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