The Ethics Of The Counseling Process That Helps People Deal With Their Problems Through Constructive Way

2271 Words Oct 21st, 2014 10 Pages
Psychotherapy is a process that helps people deal with their problems through constructive ways. Psychotherapy is recommended to a person who is going through a difficult period, under extreme stress or a specific mental health concern. These issues bring a lot of pain, anxiety and an unhealthy lifestyle. Psychotherapy is mostly concentrated on problem solving and it is goal oriented.
Ethical codes are guidelines that have been developed by each therapeutic discipline’s organizational body for what therapists can and cannot do. They are principles upon which to guide practice. There are two types of ethics; principle ethics which is the overt ethical obligation that must be addressed and the virtue ethics which is above and beyond the obligatory ethics and are idealistic. Ethics of imposing the therapists values on clients and the role of spirituality and religious values in counseling are possible ethical conflicts that professional counselors come across more often than we think. Imposing values on clients and discussing religion and spirituality in the counselling process are sensitive areas that have been given more attention since the 21st century.
Religion and spirituality stand out as factors that are a significant part of framing one’s beliefs, values, and behaviors. Research shows that religion and spirituality are positively correlated with positive psychological well-being and coping skills (Zenkert, Brabender, & Slater, 2014). Even though the understanding the…
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