VISTAS Counselor Professional and Career Development

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.



Legal and Ethical Implications for Refusing to Counsel Homosexual Clients: A Rebuttal

Scott E. Hall, Michelle E. Flaum, and Charles J. Russo

2008

In the spirit of professional discussion, we offer a rebuttal to selected points by applying the ACA’s ethical and moral framework (ACA Code of Ethics, 2005; Kitchener, 1984) and case law. In this article we hope to increase awareness of a disturbing discrepancy between the professional values we try to uphold and how differently they can be viewed, as well as to challenge the expectation that all counselors need to be able to work in therapeutic relationships with all people.

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