Vistas Online 2012

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.


The Case of Lucinda

Cassandra A. Storlie, Hongryun Woo, Nanseol Heo, and Tracie Self


Counseling students have a professional responsibility to act in accordance with the ethical standards of the profession. Multiple ethical issues exist in the case of Lucinda, many of which require cultural sensitivity on behalf of the ethical decision maker. The ethics competition team at the University of Iowa addressed the ethical issues presented in this case by examining professional literature and case law, choosing a culturally sensitive ethical decision making model, and observing the integrity of the ACA Code of Ethics (2005). Limitations of the Transcultural Integrative Ethical Decision Making Model by Garcia, Cartwright, Winston, and Borzuchowska (2003), are included.

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