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Ethical Supervision in Counseling
A discussion on the ethics required of counseling supervisors and their role in the counseling profession.
# 152985 | 741 words | 3 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 01, 2013 in Psychology (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper provides an analysis of the ethical requirements of counseling supervisors and discusses how having an ethical supervisor is important not simply because it ensures the privacy and benefit of patients/clients seen during the period of supervision, but also because it leads to the creation of better counselors. The paper describes how a supervisor believed to be behaving unethically should be dealt with and asserts that through ethical supervision, we will see effective, honest, and respectful counselors.

From the Paper:

"Ethics are important in any human endeavor, as they ensure that engagement in any industry and any interaction between individuals will be conducted with a great standard of care and major attempts to avoid or reduce harm. The essence of ethicality is, after all, to refrain from purposefully acting in a way that creates a personal benefit through the harm of others, and even often requires personal detriment to avoid hurting others in certain situations. Despite the vast degrees of difference that exist in certain ethical theories and philosophies, this general description could be applied to any one of them with a fair amount of accuracy. In the counseling and psychological professions, ethics are arguably of even greater importance than in many other fields, because the risks of unethical behavior are much greater--people are quite directly and profoundly affected by ethical breaches by counselors.
"It is not only in the practice of counseling, however, that ethics are so important. New counselors and counseling students require supervision, and ethics are also highly important for supervisors to maintain. Without the use of proper ethics, the supervisor can directly harm the budding counselor under their supervision and all of the potential patients/clients of that counselor for the rest of their professional life."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • ACES. (2010). "Ethical guidelines for counseling supervisors." Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Accessed 12 November 2010.
  • EAC. (2010). "Counselling supervision." European Association for Counselling. Accessed 12 November 2010.
  • ZI. (2010). "Professional organizations' codes of ethics on supervision in psychotherapy and counseling." Zur Institute. Accessed 12 November 2010.

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