Short Answer Questions - Ethics Essay

1087 Words Mar 27th, 2012 5 Pages
1. Name two important circumstances in which counsellor would consider breaching confidentiality. What factors would need to be considered and what steps might be taken, before making this decision?

Confidentiality is someone who is trusted with private or secrecy matter; confidential whisper or issue. (Credo Reference, 2001). Certain situations where the confidentiality between client and therapist, may need to be breached to ensure the safety of the client him/herself, the community or ourselves. Two important circumstances would be a client/child under 16 who has been abused or a client needs hospitalisation because they have been considering taking their own life or other concerning issues (Corey, 2009).

In both of these cases
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Two reasonable reasons why terminating the relationship both therapeutic/private would be a respectable idea, to keep a professional work ethic and appropriate appearance of counsellor in the workplace and community. The second reason would be to keep your oath to the legal obligations of the professional practicing counsellor, as this may lead to court case, as you failed your due to duty of care to the client.

4. What is burnout, how may this be recognised and what are the counsellor’s responsibilities relating to this to themselves, the client, & other counsellors?

Burnout has identified three primary fragments they are: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and diminished personal accomplishment. Two viewpoints have emerged over the past few decades. The first view is based on conflicts in interpersonal/social relationships (Counselling). The second separates burnout as a result of job-specific mismatches with the individual (Wrong job type for suitable persons) (Credo Reference, 2001). How burnout is recognised in counselling it the stress of interpersonal relationships. This is the unbalanced relationship, with the counsellor doing most of the giving and client doing most of the receiving (Geldard, D., & Geldard, K, 2009).

Some responsibilities that counsellors have in relating this to themselves, their clients and other counsellors

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