Pros And Cons Of The Ethical Decision-Making Model

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It goes without saying that at some point in a counselor career, he or she can expect to be faced with an ethical dilemma. Ethical decisions are rarely easy to arrive at, as the dilemmas a counselor is faced with can be very complex One trend that is developing with ethical decision making models are that the models are becoming specialized and geared toward the counselors specific population, or on a particular ethical issue (Deroche, Eckart, Lott, Park, & Raddler, 2015). As a result, once careful consideration has been applied to the ethical dilemma, more than likely the counselor will still ask the question “How can I know whether I’ve done the right thing?” The ethical decision making model is not a cure all to the dilemmas we will face as a counselors, the decision making model does however, offer a concise, set of steps, scenarios, explanations and on how to resolve counselor, and client related ethical dilemmas. Ethical Decision Making Models An ethical…show more content…
Limitations A limitation of the ethical decision making models is that if the client and the counselor are not on the same page, it can potentially become a waste of time for both in attempting to resolve the ethical dilemma. Another limitation that comes to mind when working with ethical decision making models is the level of experience and knowledge that the counselor has with ethical dilemmas. As a new counselor my level of understanding will be challenged when working to resolve ethical dilemmas. However, as I progress in my career, so too will my level of understanding with ethical dilemmas. Insight As new counselore evole into hisor he career it will help to have a model that will serve as a road map to guide your ethical decision making process (Herlihy, and Corey,
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