The Role Of Professional And Ethical Codes

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Assessment 1

Introduction
In the field of psychology, from the initial meeting to the final step of treatment the role of professional and ethical codes is important. There are numerous professional and ethical issues that could potentially arise in various psychological settings. Due to this, regulations have been implemented to guide psychologists’ actions when these issues occur; these include codes from the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). These codes with the assistance of therapeutic techniques are the core components that help provide beneficial recovery for all clients; this will be explored through the
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If a counsellor did not display empathy, the client would not feel like they have been understood. For one of the victims, only one out of a few professionals managed to help her; she believed there was a lack of empathy and didn’t respond to initial techniques employed. If the counsellor did not display empathy towards a client, or perhaps felt they could not help the client, the ASA code 3.9 Competence (iv.) enforces counsellors to “recognise when it is appropriate to refer a client elsewhere” (Australian Counselling Association, 2012). Referral elsewhere may be caused by numerous reasons, however, it’s potentially because the client isn’t responding the professional’s approach. As displayed, these codes and techniques worked together create a safe environment for these cyber bullying victims.

Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour through which a person seeks power over and dominates another person. It’s a continuing behaviour that can demoralize a victim and affect their ability to leave a violent person. The abuse can appear in many forms, while physical violence is a visible form, sexual, emotional, and social violence can be equally harmful (Domestic violence, 2014). Statistics say that 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in their life, more than 50 of those women are killed as a result and 500 000 children
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