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Since 2008, ACA has provided a series of podcasts aimed to help you save time and money as you strive to stay well-informed on professional issues.

These podcasts—prerecorded interviews posted on the ACA website—can be downloaded to your computer so that you can listen to them at your convenience while at home or work. They also can be added to your iPod for use while taking a walk, on the treadmill, in the car, or whenever you have time.

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Transcripts for select podcasts can be found here.

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HT047 - The NEW 2014 Code of Ethics: An Overview

Perry C. Francis, ED.D., NCC, ACS, LPC

Speaker: Speaker: Perry C. Francis, ED.D., NCC, ACS, LPC is professor of counseling in the Department of Leadership & Counseling at Eastern Michigan University. He serves as the coordinator of counseling services in the College of Education Clinical Suite - Counseling Clinic at EMU where he also sees clients on a limited basis.  Dr. Francis  serves at  the American Counseling Association as the Chair of the Ethics Revision Task Force and Former Chair of the subcommittee on Scope of Practice for the 20/20 Future of Counseling Task Force.

Among other things, Rebecca Daniel-Burke will ask asked Dr. Francis the following questions:

  1. Please tell us about the process to revise the ACA code of ethics. 
  2. The 2014 code starts with a preamble and purpose statement.  What are the noteworthy changes the task force made in the beginning of the COE? 
  3. We all know that the COE applies to the members of the American Counseling Association, but how does the 2014 COE apply to the profession of counseling and counselors who are not members of ACA? 
  4. As with all revision processes, things get added and removed.  What are a few significant additions or changes that you can note for us in the new 2014 COE?
  5. The profession has seen some high profile court cases in the last several years.  For example, Ward v. Eastern Michigan University and Walden v. the CDC and a few others have centered on the referral process and values.  How have the 2014 COE addressed those issues?
  6. Perhaps one of the most anticipated additions to the COE is the codes dealing with Social Media, Technology, and Computers.  How does the 2014 COE address technology and social media?
  7. Much has changed in the medical world with treating HIV & AIDS.  This was one disease where professional counselors sought ethical guidance concerning how to provide appropriate services for those with life threatening and contagious diseases and the protection of those who may be in close relationships with those clients.  What changes, if any, were made in the ethics concerning providing services to those with life threatening and contagious diseases?
  8. Professional counselors are called to service in various ways to benefit the public for little or no compensation.  Has that changed at all?
  9. The mental health profession is seeing all sorts of new theories and treatment models emerging.  How do the ethics address using new or emerging theories and has that changed in the revision? 
  10. In reviewing the new COE, I notice there is add emphasis on using an ethical decision making model.  Why is that? 

Running Time: 53:40

MP3, 36.89 MB

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