Counselor Beware Of Ethical Sovencies

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Counselor Beware of Ethical Sovencies There are different outlooks that are perceived when an individual has chosen counseling as a career. People tend to ask, “why do you want to deal with other people’s setbacks. There are those that choose the career of being a counselor that maintain a sense of compassion for others, while maintaining the professional guidelines of ethics. Effective counseling is a two-way street. It takes a cooperative effort by both the person receiving counseling and the counselor. And it takes a commitment to make sometimes difficult changes in behavior or thinking patterns in all parties involved. Ethics are guidelines that are based on the basic principles of the counselor/patient code of ethics. The…show more content…
Dr. Marvin, though somewhat forced by a fellow therapist, accepted Bob as a new patient while knowing that he would soon be leaving for vacation and would not have the time to evaluate the needs of Bob prior to leaving. During the time the counselor was away on his month-long vacation Bob tried several times to reach out to him using manipulative tactics. The counselor in seeing the missed calls from his client, gave no thought of the mental state of the one person that may have needed him and totally ignored the numerous calls Bob made to him. The counselor instead chose to have a good time while on vacation displaying a lack of concern for his patient that obviously needed his attention. Despite Bob telling the counselor that he was suicidal and was contemplating taking his life the counselor shared no empathy, but instead demonstrated a lack of compassion while disregarding his clients’ intention. Bob committed suicide. Which proved not to be true. Both Dr. Marvin display unusual behaviors that show a lack of ethics from the Dr. as well as Bob. The writer, Ms. Crable, “points out how the movie gave examples of how ego can get in the way of judgment. The presence of ego exists not just in the in the movies, but also in everyday life.” Ms. Zawn Villines, a GoodTherapy Correspondent wrote that a renowned therapist, “Dr. Phil a therapist that counsels individuals on television, remains one of the most popular talk shows, but the series suffers from

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