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Counselor Ethics Circles and Sources of Ethics Information
Gloria Dansby-Giles, Frank L. Giles, Walter Frazier, Walter L. Crockett, and Jessica Clark
As many of the counselor certification and licensure boards are requiring continuing education credit in ethics for licensure renewal as a way to reduce complaints and adjudication proceedings, the counselor’s source of ethics information becomes critical. Although many types of ethics workshops are available and in different formats including online seminars, it is difficult to make the transition from the involvement in workshops to changes in counselor behavior. An examination of the counselors’ perceptions of sources of ethics information, the willingness to use ethics circles as a source of ethics information, and ethical issues involving counselor relationships with colleagues can be considered.