Essay on The Code Of Professional Ethics

2978 Words Nov 29th, 2016 12 Pages
The profession of rehabilitation counseling seeks to provide assistance to individuals who suffer from developmental, emotional, mental, and physical disabilities. These professionals give the support needed for struggling individuals to continue leading fulfilling lives, and maintaining their independence. For a rehabilitation counselor to provide their services with the highest quality, they must complete their duties, all the while pertaining to the appropriate code of ethics. The development of a strong professional identity rests on clear professional standards of practice. Clients need solution-focused, respectful, non-exploitative and empowering, and therefore ethical, relationships with their counselors (Tarvydas, 2004, p. 108). At times, the ability to do so can be challenging, therefore resulting in the need for a rehabilitation counselor to reference a practitioner’s guide for assistance in ethical decision making. The utilization of a secondary source insures that the specialist can make the best possible decisions regarding the person in their care. In order to complete this case study, the provided practitioner’s guide to ethical decision making, the Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors, and two peer reviewed journal articles, will be used as supplementary tools.
Identification of the Problem The case in focus for this case study is case # 4. In case #4, the person who is in need of professional assistance is Jeff. Jeff is a 31 year old…

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