Counselor Ethical Boundaries And Practices Assignment Guidelines

Directions: Follow the directions below to write a paper of 1,500-1,750 words on counselor ethical boundaries and practices.

Provide a thoughtful response to each of the following four sections, including specific, concrete examples to illustrate your ideas. Use the section headings provided below to separate each section of your paper. 

Your final deliverable should be one cohesive paper with headings addressing all four sections along with an introduction and conclusion.

Section 1: Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships

1. How would you determine if a boundary-crossing or dual relationship is ethical and appropriate? What criteria would you consider when making your decision?

2. Present examples of how you would apply this criteria to at least four counseling situations in which you believe the dual relationship issues are complex and ambiguous. One of your examples should address the issues of physical attraction between clients and counselors.

Section 2: Professional Collaboration in Counseling: Working with a Multidisciplinary Team

1. How would you work collaboratively within your scope of practice with other mental health professionals to ensure quality client care?

2. Who would you expect to work with as part of a multidisciplinary team and what would the role of each person on the team be, including yourself?  Refer to Section D (Relationships With Other Professionals) of the ACA Code of Ethics and any other relevant sources.

Section 3: Relationships with Supervisors and Colleagues

1. According to the ACA Code of Ethics, what is the role of clinical supervisors and what are their primary responsibilities? Refer to Section F (Supervision, Training, and Teaching) of the ACA Code of Ethics and any other relevant sources.

2. Describe the ethical issues involved in the supervisor-counselor relationship. How is this relationship similar to the counselor-client relationship? How is it different?

3. Occasionally, counselors will observe unethical behavior in their colleagues. Describe an unethical behavior that one might see and identify an ethical decision making model that would address the unethical behavior.

Section 4: Development of Your Thinking about Ethics

1.  Clearly describe what you consider to be the most important developments in your thinking about ethical practice that have occurred during this course. This may include areas in which you have clarified your views and beliefs, modified your thinking on a given issue, gained new insights, or acquired a new perspective. It may include issues whose complexity you now appreciate more fully or difficult issues that you now understand you must grapple with as a counselor. Be sure that you include specific examples to illustrate general statements. This is the only section in which your personal experience has been required. Therefore, you are allowed to use first person in this section only.

*****Please include and introduction and conclusion********

 

For Section I of this assignment, be sure to include 4 unambiguous examples of ambiguous dual relationships and apply a decision making model to support your reasoning.

In addition, include discussion of if and how your decision-making would change after the client has completed treatment (former clients). Please don’t use the word “I” or ‘this author’ for Parts I or II. Rather, use scholarly references and your codes of ethics! Only for the final section can you write in first person. 

Follow the rubric and the directions in the assignment guidelines. Minimum word count is 1,500 words (body of assignment only – don’t include references or title page in count).

There are many pieces and parts to this assignment and I will be looking for all of them. I will not guess or infer which part you are attempting to answer, rather be explicit! Use APA headings!! See how to format APA Headings according to each heading Level: (doesn’t format correctly here in LC – sorry!)

Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Headings

Left-aligned, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading 

Indented, boldface, lowercase heading with a period. Begin body of text after the period.

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/16/

Ie:

Section 1: Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships

Determining Appropriate Boundaries

Examples

Section 2: Professional Collaboration in Counseling

Collaboration

Multidisciplinary Teams

Section 3: Relationships with Supervisors and Colleagues

You are required to use 6 scholarly sources for this paper. I will be strict in enforcing this requirement. I expect students will incorporate the text, codes of ethics and other scholarly resources. Improperly formatted papers will be graded as below satisfactory on the rubric, including citations and references. At this stage of the course, students are expected to understand APA. Please don’t use the word “I” or ‘this author’ for Sections 1,2, or 3. Only for the final section can you write in first person.

Please give appropriate credit to the author of paraphrased and quoted material… this is an ethical issue and expectation at this point! Keep an eye on required word count (1500 – 1750).

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Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
CNL-505 CNL-505-O502 Benchmark – Counselor Ethical Boundaries and Practices (Obj. 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, and 8.4) 150.0
Criteria Percentage Unsatisfactory (0.00%) Less than Satisfactory (74.00%) Satisfactory (79.00%) Good (87.00%) Excellent (100.00%) Comments Points Earned
Content 70.0%
Section 1: Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships C2.1: Evaluate elements of counselor-client relationships within the practice of professional counseling, focusing on professional ethical standards. 15.0% Essay omits or incompletely develops a discussion of ethical dual relationships criteria and examples as specified in the assignment. Section does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. Develops an incomplete discussion of ethical dual relationships. Only vaguely or inappropriately identifying criteria relevant to the decision-making process concerning ethical and appropriate boundary-crossing or dual relationships between counselors and clients. Provides incorrect/irrelevant application of the criteria to example situations. Presents less than the required number of situation examples. Section demonstrates a poor understanding of the topic. Includes a discussion of ethical dual relationships. Includes basic criteria used to determine whether particular boundary-crossings or dual relationships between counselors and clients are ethical and appropriate. Applies the criteria to situations where dual relationships are complex and ambiguous. Section demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. Includes a thorough discussion of ethical dual relationships that includes criteria to determine whether particular boundary-crossings or dual relationships between counselors and clients are ethical and appropriate. Applies the criteria to situations where dual relationships are complex and ambiguous, making clear explanations on the connections between the situations. Presents the required number of examples. Section demonstrates an understanding that extends beyond the surface of the topic. Includes a thorough discussion of ethical dual relationships that includes criteria to determine whether particular boundary-crossings or dual relationships between counselors and clients are ethical and appropriate. Applies the criteria to situations where dual relationships are complex and ambiguous, making clear explanations on the connections between the situations. Information provided is rich in detail and fully supported. Presents the required number of examples and includes scholarly references to further promote understanding. Section demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Section 2: Professional Collaboration in Counseling: Working with a Multidisciplinary Team C1.2: Analyze independent and collaborative roles of the professional counselor. 15.0% Does not discuss how to work collaboratively with other mental health professionals and multidisciplinary teams. Does not discuss who would be expected to be on the multidisciplinary team or the role of member of the multidisciplinary team. Section does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. Only vaguely discusses how to work how to work collaboratively with other mental health professionals and multidisciplinary teams. Only vaguely discusses who would be expected to be on the multidisciplinary team or the role of member of the multidisciplinary team. Section demonstrates a poor understanding of the topic. Accurately discusses how to work how to work collaboratively with other mental health professionals and multidisciplinary teams. Accurately discusses who would be expected to be on the multidisciplinary team or the role of member of the multidisciplinary team. Section demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. Thoroughly and thoughtfully discusses how to work how to work collaboratively with other mental health professionals and multidisciplinary teams. Thoroughly and thoughtfully discusses who would be expected to be on the multidisciplinary team or the role of member of the multidisciplinary team. Section demonstrates an understanding that extends beyond the surface of the topic. Thoroughly and thoughtfully discusses how to work collaboratively with other mental health professionals and multidisciplinary teams. Information provided is rich in detail and fully supported. Thoroughly and thoughtfully discusses who would be expected to be on the multidisciplinary team or the role of member of the multidisciplinary team. Information provided is rich in detail and fully supported. Section demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Section 3: Relationships with Supervisors and Colleagues 25.0% Does not discuss the role of the clinical supervisor and their primary responsibilities. Does not discuss ethical issues involved in the supervisor-counselor relationship or options open to the counselor concerning issues of incompetence and/or ethical conduct by fellow counselors. Does not discuss an unethical behavior and an ethical decision-making model that can be used to address the unethical behavior. Section does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. Only vaguely discusses the role of the clinical supervisor and their primary responsibilities. Only vaguely discusses ethical issues involved in the supervisor-counselor relationship and options open to the counselor concerning issues of incompetence and/or ethical conduct by fellow counselors. Only vaguely discusses an unethical behavior and an ethical decision-making model that can be used to address the unethical behavior. Section demonstrates a poor understanding of the topic. Accurately discusses the role of the clinical supervisor and their primary responsibilities. Accurately discusses ethical issues involved in the supervisor-counselor relationship and various options open to the counselor concerning issues of incompetence and/or ethical conduct by fellow counselors. Accurately discusses an unethical behavior and an ethical decision-making model that can be used to address the unethical behavior. Section demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. Thoroughly and thoughtfully discusses the role of the clinical supervisor and their primary responsibilities. Thoroughly and thoughtfully discusses ethical issues involved in the supervisor-counselor relationship and options open to the counselor concerning issues of incompetence and/or ethical conduct by fellow counselors. Thoroughly and thoughtfully discusses an unethical behavior and an ethical decision-making model that can be used to address the unethical behavior. Section demonstrates an understanding that extends beyond the surface of the topic. Thoroughly and thoughtfully discusses the role of the clinical supervisor and their primary responsibilities. Information provided is rich in detail and fully supported. Thoroughly and thoughtfully discusses ethical issues involved in the supervisor-counselor relationship and options open to the counselor concerning issues of incompetence and/or ethical conduct by fellow counselors. Information provided is rich in detail and fully supported. Thoroughly and thoughtfully discusses an unethical behavior and an ethical decision-making model that can be used to address the unethical behavior. Information provided is rich in detail and fully supported. Section demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Section 4: Development of Your Thinking about Ethics C5.2: Recognize the importance of establishing and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. 15.0% Does not explain changes made to personal thinking about ethical practices. Does not explain how developments during the course extend to understanding the importance of professional ethics. Does not include specific examples. Section does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. Only vaguely or incompletely explains how changes have been made to personal thinking about ethical practices. Does not clearly explain how developments during the course extend to understanding the importance of professional ethics. Specific examples included are poor. Section demonstrates a poor understanding of the topic. Explains basics of how changes have been made to personal thinking about ethical practices. Provides explanation of how developments during the course extend to understanding the importance of professional ethics. Appropriate specific examples are included. Section demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. Explains basics of how changes have been made to personal thinking about ethical practices. Provides explanation of how developments during the course extend to understanding the importance of professional ethics. Explanation is thoughtful and well-analyzed. Examples included demonstrate a thorough understanding of the topic. Section demonstrates an understanding that extends beyond the surface of the topic. Thoroughly explains how changes have been made to personal thinking about ethical practices. Clearly discusses how developments during the course extend to understanding the importance of professional ethics. Explanation is thoughtful and well-analyzed. Examples included demonstrate and advanced understanding of the topic. Section demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Organization and Effectiveness 20.0%
Thesis Development and Purpose 7.0% Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim. Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear. Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Argument Logic and Construction 8.0% Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) 5.0% Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Format 10.0%
Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) 5.0% Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. All format elements are correct.
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) 5.0% Sources are not documented. Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
Total Weightage 100%
 
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