The Ethics of Professional Practice
After completing this course you’ll be able to:
- Describe the unique ethical responsibilities and roles of the professional helper within a helping relationship.
- Discuss what is meant by the concept of cultural sensitivity.
- Explain what is meant by “duty to care” and what defines that obligation.
- Describe one model for identifying and resolving conflict between ethics and legality.
- Define informed consent as applied to a helping relationship.
- Identify the essential elements required to ensure informed consent.
- Describe what is meant by the concept of professional boundaries.
- Explain why sexual intimacy with a client is clearly a boundary violation.
- Discuss the role of continuing education, ongoing supervision, and consultation in the ongoing development of professional competence.
- Define the terms formative and summative evaluation.
- An Introduction to the Formal Process of Helping
- Helper Variables: What the Helper Brings to the Relationship
- Ethical Standards: Guidelines For Helping Others
- Ethics and the Law
- Ethical Conflicts: The System and the Interests of Others
- Informed Consent
- Boundaries and the Ethical Use of Power
- Efficacy of Treatment
- Evaluation and Accountability