Assignment 1: Ethical Considerations

Assignment 1: Ethical Considerations

Counselors have to consider many guidelines when working with clients. There are state laws to follow, policies and procedures within agencies or organizations, licensing rules issued by governing boards, and also established ethical standards.

In this assignment, you will explore some of the counseling skills and standards originating from ethical standards of practice.

In the last module, you accessed, downloaded, and read the ethical codes for counselors and sport psychologists. For this assignment, complete the following tasks:

  • Search both the codes and define the following key concepts: confidentiality, power differential, and boundaries with clients.
  • Search for each concept within the codes and define each concept. There may be more than one application for each concept. For example, there may be physical boundaries to maintain with clients as well as emotional and financial boundaries. Explore all aspects of the three concepts above.
  • Then choose a specific population, such as child athletes or elite athletes, and discuss how these ethical standards are applied to the unique population.

Create a one- to two-page response in Microsoft Word. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources. Cite appropriate sources, such as the section and paragraph number, in the ethics codes and include references at the end of the document.

Name the file SP6104_M2_A1_lastname_firstinitial.doc. Submit it to the M2: Assignment 1 Dropbox and the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.

Through the end of the module, comment on the responses of two peers, providing your viewpoint on the uniqueness of the standards selected by each author. Post your comments in the Discussion Area.

Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions16Quality of responses to classmates12Frequency of responses to classmates4Reference to supporting readings and other materials4Language and grammar4Total:4

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