Code Of Ethics In Professional Counseling

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The foundation format, provided for the professional to become state licensed or certified fosters, with the understanding of practices and the scope as a substance abuse counselor with guidelines. First, we must review, define, and analyze “the Scopes of Practice developed by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)”, which defines a Scope of Practice as follows:

 “ Defined as rules, regulations, and the boundaries within which a fully qualified practitioner; with substantial and appropriate training, knowledge, and experience practicing in a field of medicine, surgery, or other specifically defined field; and practices governed by and required with continued education and professional accountability mandated by governing regulations”
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In brief, the professional counselor once licensed /certified must adhere to all code of ethics with fidelity. Confidentiality, the primary ethical issue and information shared is privileged communication between the client and the professional counselor. In most states, mandatory or permissive laws delegated for that particular state and noted when it comes to confidential information from client shared with the counselor. If danger or internment harm is of concerned and involves a third party or child/elderly abuse This may only happen if the professional counselor/service provider discloses information when internment harm comes into play for all parties concerned. It’s also important to protect self and the client, with risk by taking the necessary steps to prevent harm. This may only happen if the professional counselor/service provider discloses information when internment harm comes into play for all parties concerned. A licensed or certified professional requirements are per board review and if approved for licensure, the ne/she shall adhere to the code of ethics, which is

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