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Counseling and Ethics
A presentation of three psychotherapy case studies and the professional and ethical issues that arise.
# 99806 | 1,277 words | 1 source | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 02, 2007 in Psychology (Case Studies) , Ethics (General)

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This paper presents three case studies within the realm of psychotherapy. It presents each case study individually and then discusses the professional and ethical issues that arise within each one. The paper concludes each case by discussing how it should be approached and then looking at the potential outcomes for each case.

Table of Contents:
Three Case Vignettes on Professional and Ethical Issues
First Vignette
Case Vignette #2 - Competence
Third Case Vignette

From the Paper:

"In this case, Sue has been seeing her high school counselor, Mr. Smith, weekly for two months. The school has a policy against long-term counseling so Mr. Smith refers Sue to a different counselor. The problem is that Sue refuses to see another counselor because she does not want to see anyone but Mr. Smith. The problem is that the school requires a referral, but Sue does not want another counselor. The potential issues in this case depend upon what Sue will do. The ethics code states that clients are treated with confidentiality. Any referrals require the consent of the client and a clear agreement must be reached before a referral can be made (Code of Ethics - D. Clients Served by Others 2004). Even visiting with the parents, confidentiality must be observed. An important ethical code relates to dual relationships even as simple as parents and children so the counselor must be careful in how the situation is handled. The main point is making sure not to increase the risk of harm for the client. If the client has threatened her life or the counselor feels the client is in danger, then the counselor must report this."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Code of Ethics. (2004). Retrieved Sept 26, 2006, from

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