Values And Ethics Of The American Counseling Association Of Addiction Counseling
Grand Canyon University
Professor Foley PCN-505-0500
October 5, 2016
Value Objectivity We all have distinct values which pertain to our own beliefs and viewpoints that direct our everyday life, these distinctions fundamentally help determine an individual’s behavior. Values and ethics are an essential part of the counseling profession. When it comes to working within the guidelines and standards of the American Counseling Association (ACA) or The Association of Addiction Counseling (NAADAC). Counselors following the specifications of these ethical guidelines will not only help to protect the counselor, but it ensures no harm be brought towards the client. With that regard, it is the counselor’s responsibility to first identify, and then understand their own personal values and how those values impact the client/counselor relationship. This objective can be a very challenging one in part because the counselor and client customarily have very unique and diverse values (Corey et al., 2015).
The counselor could apply values to improve the counseling relationship, without abusing, exploiting or manipulating the client’s susceptibility (Corey et al., 2015). Values Objectivity is a very important method to providing a professional and ethical relationship with the client. It is a vital part of practicing counseling. This is in part due to the fact that the counselor can and will at times experience difference values then that of the…