Counselor Ethics And Responsiblity Paper

Access and review the “Counselor Ethics and Responsibilities Assignment Guidelines.” Complete the paper according to the assignment guidelines.

Include at least six scholarly resources in addition to the textbook in your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Directions: Follow the directions below to write a paper of 1,750-2,100 words on counselor ethics and responsibilities.

Provide a thoughtful response to each of the following 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 addressing all six sections along with an introduction and conclusion.

Part One:

Please note that part one must be written in the third person.

Section 1: Client Rights

1) Describe how you will incorporate the following five principles of ethical practice in order to maintain your clients’ rights.

a) Autonomy

b) Nonmaleficence

c) Beneficence

d) Justice

e) Fidelity

2) Discuss the informed consent process and how it protects client rights including:

a) Billing

b) Right to Privacy

c) HIPAA compliance

d) Compliance with credentialing board requirements for incorporating informed consent into practice

Section 2: Responsibility to Warn and Protect

Identify the factors that you will consider in order to determine your “duty to warn” and “duty to protect” responsibilities as a counselor. Be sure to consider ethical guidelines as well as the laws pertaining to the “duty to warn” and “duty to protect” in the state in which you plan to practice.

Section 3: Client Record-Keeping

Discuss the role of client record keeping in protecting the following:

a) a client’s right to a professional standard of care

b) the counselor from liability

Part Two:

Please note this section can be written in the first person.

Section 4: Self-care 

After reading the introduction of Section C “Professional Responsibility” in the ACA Code of Ethics discuss the following:

1. What does the ACA Code of Ethics say about self-care?

2. How do you plan on maintaining a healthy balance between your professional and personal life?

3. What healthy self-care activities have you engaged in in the past or present?

4. What healthy self-care activities have you considered but haven’t yet implemented?

5. What are some red-flags suggesting that you may need to address personal issues to avoid personal impairment?

6. How do you feel about counselors being counseled? Some programs require it. Do you agree with that concept? 

Section 5: Advocacy

Go to the American Counseling Association (Government Affairs > Take Action) (https://www.counseling.org/government-affairs/actioncenter) to find a way to advocate for the counselors and the counseling profession at the governmental level. Summarize how you can get involved (approx. 100 words). 

Section 6: Counselor Values

1) Select two of the following issues you feel strongest about from the following:

a) Abortion. (A 19-year-old rape victim wants an abortion, but her parents are vehemently opposed to abortion on religious grounds and have stated that they will no longer consider her their daughter if she proceeds. The young woman is firm in her plans, but wants your help in changing her parents’ attitudes.)

b) Gay adoption. (John and Bill, after living in a committed relationship for 7 years, decide that they want to begin a family. They have differing opinions about whether to use a surrogate mother or adopt a child.)

c) Assisted suicide. (Eleanor, an 87-year-old with terminal cancer, has decided to end her life but is undecided about how to discuss this with her family, or if she should discuss it with them at all. She seeks your guidance in this decision, but is not interested in revisiting her decision to end her life.)

d) Extramarital affairs. (Both spouses in a couple you are counseling are having affairs, which they claim are not contributing in any way to their current marital difficulties. They want your help in strengthening their marriage but they are both committed to the “open marriage” concept that does not require sexual monogamy.)

2) Describe your personal values and attitudes towards the selected issues as well as how you would counsel the client in each situation you selected. HINT: Make sure you reference ethical codes from ACA, NBCC, or NAADAC.

****PLEASE COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS READ ATTACHED RUBRIC APA AND TURNITIN REPORT AND PLAG REPORT**************THANKS

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Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
CNL-505 CNL-505-O502 Counselor Ethics and Responsibilities Paper (Topic 4 Obj.) 140.0
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%
Client Rights 15.0% Includes little knowledge about the topic. Subject knowledge is not evident. Includes little knowledge about the topic with few supporting details. Little subject knowledge is evident. Ignores or superficially evaluates the criteria. Lists the five ethical principles and discusses how they relate to client rights. Explains how these rights will be incorporated into professional practice with minimal details and/or rationale. Some subject knowledge is evident. Surface level of evaluation of the content is offered. Presents a detailed outline of the relationship between the five ethical principles and how they relate to client rights. Explains how these principles will be incorporated into professional practice with supporting details, and/or rationale. Informed consent is explicitly and thoroughly addressed in this description. Subject knowledge appears to be good. Analysis is direct, competent, and appropriate for the criteria. Presents a full detailed in-depth description of the relationship between the five ethical principles and client rights. Explain show these principles will be incorporated into professional practice with extensive details and/or rationale. Informed consent is explicitly and thoroughly addressed in this description. Subject knowledge is excellent. Thoughtfully analyzes and evaluates major points of the criteria.
Responsibility to Warn and Protect 15.0% Includes little knowledge about the topic. Subject knowledge is not evident. Factors involved in decision making are vague or not present. Includes little knowledge about the topic with few supporting details. Little subject knowledge is evident. A minimal understanding of some factors involved in decision making is present. Includes knowledge about the topic with supporting details. Some subject knowledge is evident. Identifies with minimal detail the factors involved in decision making. Outlines the decision making process used to address the ethical issues. Some ambiguity may be found. Includes essential knowledge about the topic with supporting details. Subject knowledge appears to be good. Presents a detailed discussion of factors involved in the decision making process used to address the ethical issues. Covers topic in-depth with extensive details. Subject knowledge is excellent. Presents full, detailed, in-depth details as well as a discussion of the factors involved in the decision making process used to address the clearly identified ethical issues.
Client Record-Keeping 10.0% Includes little knowledge about the topic. Subject knowledge is not evident. Analysis of the most important components of the clinical record for protecting client?s and counselor?s rights is not outlined or outlined poorly. Does not provide supporting rationale. Includes little knowledge about the topic with few supporting details. Little subject knowledge is evident. Ignores or superficially evaluates the most important components of the clinical record for protecting client?s and counselor?s rights. Minimal supporting rationale present. Includes knowledge about the topic with supporting details. Some subject knowledge is evident. Surface level of evaluation of the most important components of the clinical record for protecting client?s and counselor?s rights is offered. Basic descriptions and rationale provided. Includes essential knowledge about the topic with supporting details. Subject knowledge appears to be good. Analysis is direct, competent, and appropriate for the most important components of the clinical record for protecting client?s and counselor?s rights. Covers topic in-depth with extensive supporting details. Subject knowledge is excellent. Thoughtfully analyzes and evaluates the most important components of the clinical record for protecting client?s and counselor?s rights.
Self-care 10.0% Includes little knowledge about the topic. Subject knowledge is not evident. Analysis of the most important components of self-care. Does not provide supporting rationale. Includes little knowledge about the topic with few supporting details. Little subject knowledge is evident. Ignores or superficially evaluates the most important components of self-care. Minimal supporting rationale present. Includes knowledge about the topic with supporting details. Some subject knowledge is evident. Surface level of evaluation of the most important components of self-care. Basic descriptions and rationale provided. Includes essential knowledge about the topic with supporting details. Subject knowledge appears to be good. Analysis is direct, competent, and appropriate for the most important components of self-care. Covers topic in-depth with extensive supporting details. Subject knowledge is excellent. Thoughtfully analyzes and evaluates the most important components of self-care. Covers topic in-depth with extensive supporting details. Subject knowledge is excellent. Thoughtfully analyzes and evaluates the most important components of self-care.
Advocacy 10.0% Includes little knowledge about the topic. Subject knowledge is not evident. Analysis of the most important components of advocating for the counseling profession Does not provide supporting rationale. Includes little knowledge about the topic with few supporting details. Little subject knowledge is evident. Ignores or superficially evaluates the most important components of advocating for the counseling profession. Includes knowledge about the topic with supporting details. Some subject knowledge is evident. Surface level of evaluation of the most important components of advocating for the counseling profession. Basic descriptions and rationale provided. Includes essential knowledge about the topic with supporting details. Subject knowledge appears to be good. Analysis is direct, competent, and appropriate for the most important components of advocating for the counseling profession. Covers topic in-depth with extensive supporting details. Subject knowledge is excellent. Covers topic in-depth with extensive supporting details. Subject knowledge is excellent. Thoughtfully analyzes and evaluates the most important components of advocating for the counseling profession.
Counselor Values 10.0% Analysis of the criteria is not outlined or outlined poorly. Fails to formulate and clearly express own point of view. Ignores or superficially evaluates the ethical issues. Formulates a vague and indecisive point of view. Surface level of evaluation of the ethical issues is offered. Minimal rationale presented. Expresses a preference in a personal point of view, but lacks details. Discusses a counseling plan for the client, but lacks supporting rationale. Describes the process/plan in which counseling would or would not be provided, considering all ethical implications. Subject knowledge appears to be good. Formulates a clear and precise personal point of view. Includes essential knowledge about personal values and attitudes with supporting details and resources. Comprehensively describes the process/plan in which counseling would or would not be provided, considering all ethical implications. Subject knowledge is excellent. Formulates a clear and precise personal point of view. Clearly describes personal values and attitudes in depth with extensive details and resources. Covers topic in-depth with extensive supporting details. Subject knowledge is excellent. Thoughtfully analyzes and evaluates the most important components of advocating for the counseling profession.
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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