UNV 508 GCU Ethical and Legal Considerations of the Developing Counselor Thesis Paper

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Ethical and Legal Considerations of the Developing Counselor (Obj. 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, and 4.6)

As a future counselor, it is important to have a plan for continued professional growth as well as an understanding of the required counseling dispositions. Additionally, it is considered good practice for professional counselors to join a professional counseling organization. Research a professional organization that you might join such as the American Counseling Association (ACA), your state’s counseling association, or another relevant professional organization.

Write a 1,200-1,750-word paper in the third person about the ethical and legal considerations of the developing counselor to include professional organizations and a plan for continued professional growth. Include the following in your paper:

Ethical and Legal Viewpoint

  1. Volunteerism: What standards do counselors need to uphold in a voluntary position or providing free/pro bono work?
  2. Self-disclosure: Should counselors disclose personal information to a client? If so, when and how is it appropriate?
  3. Objectivity: Why is it important for counselors to remain objective with clients?
  4. Self-care: How can counselors prevent professional burnout?
  5. Spirituality: How can counselors maintain spirituality in and out of practice?
  6. Counseling Dispositions: A review of three counseling dispositions as well as an analysis in regards to personal strengths and challenges in regards to the selected dispositions.

Professional Organization Review

A professional organization overview that includes the following:

  1. Membership benefits, available activities and/or services to members.
  2. Current issues addressed by the organization that are relevant to the counseling profession. Note: These items are usually listed on the association’s website, but you may research elsewhere for one or two current issues in the field. Examples of current issues could include lobbying efforts for particular populations or specialties in the field, proposed or changing laws/regulations, high profile court cases involving ethical violations, or the like.

When writing the paper, consider the following level-one APA headings to help organize the content:

  1. Ethical and Legal Viewpoint
  2. Professional Organization Review

Include a comprehensive reference page that lists the sources used should be included at the end of the document. The paper should be written in the third person. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

1.M. Before or at the beginning of the first term of enrollment in the academic unit, the program provides a new student orientation during which a student handbook is disseminated and discussed, students’ ethical and professional obligations and personal growth expectations as counselors-in-training are explained, and eligibility for licensure/certification is reviewed.

1.N. The student handbook includes (2) information about professional counseling organizations.

2.F.1.f. Professional counseling organizations, including membership benefits, activities, services to members, and current issues.

Attempt Start Date: 10-Dec-2020 at 12:00:00 AM

Due Date: 16-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM

Maximum Points: 150.0

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