Behavioral Health : Counselor: Ethical Practice for Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling

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  • Identify and define the key elements of the NBCC, ACA, and the AAMFT Codes of Ethics as they are related to informed consent, confidentiality, dual relationships, and duty to warn.
  • Compare and contrast the ethical guidelines and directives of the NBCC, ACA, and the AAMFT on conversion-reparative therapy and counseling.
  • Select and discuss the six purposes of the ACA Code of Ethics.
  • Give two examples of appropriate termination or referral according to the ACA Code of Ethics.
  • Define client privilege and give three examples of violations from the case studies.
  • Provide four components of a counseling plan as defined in the ACA Code of Ethics.
  • Outline four competencies for multicultural diversity sensitivity according to the ACA Code of Ethics.
  • Identify and explain four prohibited non-counseling roles and relationships as defined in the ACA Code of Ethics.
  • Discuss five steps in ethical decision making for therapy and counseling.
  • Analyze the relationship between legal directives and ethical guidelines in the practice of therapy and counseling.
  • List and explain three ethical violations in therapy and counseling that may occur when using mobile technology devices.
  • Explain the role of collaboration as it applies to ethical practice and give two examples.
  • Define the term “duty to warn” and explain how it informs ethical practice.
  • Identify and explain three potential confidentiality violations and safeguards when using technology in therapy and counseling practice.
  • Discuss three ethical standards and directives specific to minor clients.
  • Explain five standards that guide ethical practice in long distance counseling or therapy, as well as five best practices to prevent ethical violations.
  • Describe three new challenges today’s MFT faces and apply three related standards in the AAMFT Code of Ethics to meet those challenges.
  • Select and discuss three aspirational core values from the AAMFT Code of Ethics.
  • Define the term “binding expectation,” as written in the AAMFT Code of Ethics; give two examples.
  • Discuss three examples of advocacy and public participation from the AAMFT Code of Ethics.
  • List and define three standards and directives that address access to client records by family members.
  • Discuss the ethical complaint process and explain when it is appropriate.
  • Identify two situations that may warrant the disclosure of confidential information. Give examples of each.
  • Select three standards that define professional competence; outline three examples that apply to practice.
  • List and explain the requirements for maintaining client records, as outlined in the NBCC Code of Ethics.
  • Discuss the use of digital technology and social media in counseling, as outlined in the NBCC Code of Ethics. 
  • Identify and discuss four directives on records security from the NBCC Code of Ethics; give two examples of each.
  • Define two deceptive research techniques detailed in the NBCC Code of Ethics that must be avoided.
  • Explain the term “harmful multiple relationships” as it is defined in the NBCC Code of Ethics; discuss examples from the case studies.

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