Ethical Legal Issues in Professional Counselling
A Colleague’s Dilemma For this discussion, review the case vignette in the presentation, A Colleague’s Dilemma, in this unit’s study. Discuss your reaction to Ricardo’s approach to counseling and the decisions he has made to provide services to lower-income adolescents and families. Identify the key ethical issues in this case, with reference to the ACA or ASCA ethical code. Include the recommendations you might make to Ricardo in terms of the approach he is taking in his counseling practice if you were one of his colleagues. Support your ideas with references to your Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling text and at least one additional article from a current, peer-reviewed journal. Follow the current APA style and formatting guidelines in your post. Learning Components This activity will help you achieve the following learning components: Learn about how ethical codes impact the counseling relationship. Identify ethical standards that guide counselors to prevent having their personal values impact their ability to resolve dilemmas. Determine the proper application of APA formatting requirements. Develop communication appropriate for professional counseling settings.