From the 10 counseling dispositions below, choose 3 that you think are the most important.
- Explain what the standard means to you.
- Describe a situation in which the standard can be observed.
The paper should be 300-500 words long and should use APA formatting. You may use references, just make sure they are referenced correctly.
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- PSYCHOLOGICAL FITNESS
- CULTURAL DIVERSITY
- PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY
Counselors* are aware and assess their motives for pursuing the counseling profession. They are aware of their unfinished emotional and/or mental health issues, and resolve them before starting to provide counseling services to others. Counselors engage in self-care and seek resolutions to issues that arise during their practice. Counselors adhere to the American Counseling Association
(ACA) Code of Ethics and/or the NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals Code of Ethics.
Counselors are aware of their personal moral, ethical and value systems and provide counseling services with objectivity, justice, fidelity, veracity and benevolence. Counselors are acutely aware of their personal limitations in providing services, and are willing to refer clients to another provider when necessary.
Counselors respect, engage, honor and embrace diversity and a multicultural approach that supports the worth, dignity, potential and uniqueness of people within their social and cultural context. Counselors promote self-advocacy and assist clients in advocating for empowerment within their cultural context.
Counselors foster a healthy climate of change by providing and promoting acceptance, and a nonjudgmental environment during the therapeutic process. They understand their personal value system and do not impose their values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors on their clients.
Counselors foster understanding, compassion and avoid any actions that can cause harm to a client. Counselors treat others with dignity and respect.
Counselors deal truthfully with themselves and their clients, in order to avoid harming their clients.
Counselors practice a client-centered approach, and align treatment to the clientâ€™s goals for therapy.
Counselors understand the therapeutic process and respect clientâ€™s efforts to gain control over their lives.
Counselors encourage an environment that promotes self-empowerment and allows clientâ€™s voice in the therapeutic process.
Counselors do not support or engage in any act of discrimination against a prospective, current or former client. Counselors promote and practice social justice and do not exploit others in their professional relationships.
Counselors adhere to regulatory state boards and nationally recognized codes of ethics. Counselors practice only within their scope and competencies. They seek to utilize best practices and empirically supported treatments. Counselors stay current with the counseling profession through seeking continuing education and by supporting counseling associations