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Discuss the basis of ethical standards for guidance and counseling


Discuss the basis of ethical standards for guidance and counseling



Ethical standards provide framework for professional practice and responsible behavior and at the same time contribute to the identity of the profession that is governed by these measures of conduct. The standards for school their daily practices. Instead, they are general guidelines that enable counselors to establish a foundation and performing the wide array of services expected of them, counselors must search for additional guidance to complement their knowledge and understanding of ethical guides and legal restraints. Several years ago, Mabe and Rollin (1986) cautioned. ‘’A responsible member of the counseling profession must look to various sources for guidance. We fear that may professions may see a code of ethics as the basis for explicating responsibility for his members’’. Their admonition continues as sound advice for today’s counselors. Although an ethical code of conduct plays a central role in defining professional’s responsibilities, it
is not a sufficient guide. Part of a school counselor’s responsibilities is to understand the limits of the profession’s standards and supplement one’s knowledge of sound ethical and legal practices with information from many resources and learning activities. Counselors have responsibility to use sources available to assist them in acquiring this understanding, including workshops, conferences and publications.
In addition to serving the three major populations of students, parents’ and teachers, school counselors are responsible for carrying out assignments delegated to them by school Principals and Counseling Supervisors. In performing these functions, school counselors work with other professionals, such as school social workers, nurses, and psychologists, as
well as professionals in the community. The responsibilities associated with such a wide range of clients and professionals make it necessary to delineate ethical guidelines according to different areas of accountability and service. For this reason, the ethical standards put forth by ASCA are divided according to the counselor’s responsibilities with students, parents, and other professionals; the school and community; the counseling profession; and oneself. By aligning these different responsibilities enumerated in the ASCA code with guidelines from the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association, school counselors develop a broader understanding of how their profession views ethical behavior and professional practice.
The responsibilities outlined by the ASCA ethical standards help to define and explain the ethical practice of school counselors. In addition, you may want to locate other professional codes of ethical conduct, such as those for school social
workers and school psychologists, and compare them with the standards for school counselors. The first area of ethical behavior for school counselors addresses their responsibilities to students.
francis1897 answered the question on March 17, 2023 at 09:16

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