Imposing Values on Clients

Assignment 3: Case Study: Imposing Values on Clients

Read the Course Case Study and analyze the behavior of the counselor, as a professional, which you consider unethical or unprofessional. Write a brief summary of the unbecoming behavior. Substantiate the summary with reasons for your analysis.  

Then, examine the influence of your own personal values as it relates to the issues presented in the case. Write a brief summary of how your own personal values could influence you if you were the counselor in the case study.

Next, focusing specifically on the issue of imposing values on clients, identify how the counselor may have been in violation of the ACA Code of Ethics. Give the number and definition of specific violations and compare these violations to the APA ethical standards. Remember – only list those which are related to the imposition of the counselor’s value system onto the client.

Finally, in relation to these specific violations, describe the similarities or differences in the ACA and APA ethical code. Your paper should be at least 4 pages, not counting the title page and the reference page.

Submit your response to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox by Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Summarized the behavior they consider unethical and unprofessional in the case study.

15

Substantiated their analysis with reasons.

15

Examined the influence of their own personal values as it relates to the issues presented in the case.

15

Identified, using the specific section of the Code, how the counselor may have been in violation of the ACA Code of Ethics and substantiated each with reasons.

20

Described similarities and differences between the ACA and APA codes.

15

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

20

Total:

100