Code Of Ethics For The American Counseling Association

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The code of ethics for both the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) create a framework by which Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT), respectively, determine their ethical boundaries in which to practice in the field of counseling. Though it is clear the code of ethics within this profession are not definitive nor concrete instructions to handle all ethical concerns and scenarios, they do serve a major purpose in helping professionals navigate ethical concerns that may arise (Corey, 2015). In addition to the professional ethics, “Christian mental health professionals are called to a higher ethic (Sanders, 2013, p. 27).” This goes without saying for the one whose life has been radically transformed because of what Christ accomplished on the Cross. However, in the context of a profession that restricts one’s personal values there remains a consistent thoughtfulness of the impact it has on one’s faith. I remember when interviewing for my first clinical rotation I realized the director of the program was leaning towards not accepting me as an intern because the program was looking for students in their second or final rotation. It was apparent in the director’s tone and demeanor that she was formulating her words carefully to let me down gently. Right in that moment I unabashedly expressed to her that in no way did I take the role of an intern lightly. As a
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