ethical decision making

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Ethical- Decision Making University of the Rockies Mabel Drafton Abstract Countertransference is how therapists distort the way they perceive and react to a client (Corey, Corey, and Callanan, 2011). Therapists are expected to identify and deal with their own reactions with consultation, personal therapy, and supervision that their clients will not be negatively affected by the therapist’s problem. Personal therapy is an effective way for therapists to raise their awareness of probable areas of countertransference. A therapist’s countertransference can brighten dynamics of a client. Countertransference can show itself in many different ways. Therapists also need to know how to make ethical…show more content…
“Who will be helped by what you do?”, “Who will be hurt?”, “What kinds of benefits and harm are we talking about?”, and “How does all of this look over the long and short run?” are questions to consider whenever in an ethical dilemma situation. Next, I would analyze the actions. I would consider all of my options from a different perspective. I would see if my options measured up against moral principles like equality, respecting people 's rights, honesty, recognizing the vulnerability of individuals weaker or less fortunate than others, fairness, and respecting the dignity of others. Then I would see if any of the actions that I was considering "crossed the line," in terms of ethical principle. Finally, I would make a decision. I would take both parts of my analysis into account, and then I would make a decision. The steps I would take to ethical decision- making would be identifying the dilemma, identifying the potential issues, reviewing the relevant ethics code, knowing the applicable laws and regulations, and obtaining consultation, considering probable courses of action, enumerating the consequences of various decisions, and choosing what appears to be the best course of action. It is vital to determine whether a situation truly involves ethics or not (Corey, Corey, and Callanan, 2011). The first step to resolving an ethical dilemma is recognizing that a problem exists and identifying what that might be. After I have collected all
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