VISTAS Counselor Education and Supervision

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Addressing Ethical Dilemmas in Doctoral Level Counseling Education and Supervision Programs: A Case Scenario

Eleni Maria Honderich, Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett, and Richelle Joe


Counseling and counselor education involve complex interactions among clients, counselors, students, educators, and supervisors. Professional ethical standards for counseling provide guidance for how to maneuver these interactions. This paper applies an ethical decision making model to a case scenario that illuminates the potential dilemmas in counseling and counselor education. Dilemmas in this scenario involve multiple relationships, potential impairment, duty to report, and the use of social media in counseling. A thorough discussion of each dilemma is followed by potential courses of action, and means to resolve each dilemma.

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