Ethical issues, counseling, extramarital affairs
As a counselor, the two issues that I would tackle in this case is the issue of abortion (case a) and that of extramarital affairs (case d). As an individual, I do not advocate the two social issues, but as a counselor. Case (a) 19-year old rape victim, I would talk to her parents in a bid to convince them the implications keeping the child would have on their daughter. This is because of the way the conception took place, and the scar inflicted on her by the rape ordeal. This I would achieve by having a frank talk with them bearing in mind the sensitivity of the issue (Dryden, 1993).
For the case (d), I would try to convince them on the implications of infidelity and its effects on the family ties. On top of that, their chances of getting sexually transmitted diseases are also higher. In solving the two issues, I would uphold the professional ethics depicted above.
[...] Client Rights In counseling, clients also have rights. They include: 1. Informed consent –this implies that the client should seek help voluntarily and as a counselor, I can achieve this by ensuring my clients accept they need help. This is the first step towards their recovery. Where a minor or a mentally challenged person is involved the guardian, consent is necessary Discretion and Confidentiality a professional I would ensure that anything told to me by my client remains top secret. [...]
[...] The ethical issue I have employed in this case is obedience to legal law, which denotes that it is wrong to know of criminal activities and keep quiet about it Client Record-Keeping. Record keeping is the crucial as it ensures that the counselor can assess the client's progress. It should be up to date, and very confidential it should not be accessible to anybody else. This ensures that the clients counseling history is available in case of anything (Brown et al., 1983). [...]
[...] If he were, I would start counseling sessions immediately. If he is not repentant and makes no effort to change, then I would have no choice but report him to the authority (Dryden, 1993). The issue of ethics in counseling is quite a sensitive issue that requires thorough scrutiny (Brown et al., 1983). This will enhance counselor and client rapport, and on top of that, it will promote professionalism in this field. Biblography Brown, S. D., & Lent, R. W. [...]
[...] On top of that, their chances of getting sexually transmitted diseases are also higher. In solving the two issues, I would uphold the professional ethics depicted above. For part the social issue I have strong values against is same sex relationships. Dealing with a client with such an issue can be quite challenging. A case in point is where a male client comes to me as a counselor and confides in me that he has a fetish for other men. He tells me that he cannot control this desire (Dryden, 1993). [...]
[...] As an individual, I do not advocate the two social issues, but as a counselor. By offering my services, the following ethical issues must apply: 1. Autonomy means that the clients have the freedom of decision, and they can choose to follow my advice or reject it altogether Trust is very crucial that as a counselor, I create a rapport with my clients to build a strong bond between us. This is to ensure they open up to me about their problems Confidentiality is also crucial to be discrete with personal information regarding the clients to avoid causing harm to them Understanding and empathy are also crucial to me as a counselor. [...]
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