Vistas Online 2015

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.


Utilizing a Case Study and an Ethical Decision-Making Model for Supervision and Counselor Education

Barbara A. Mahaffey and Sherri Wilson


Legal, ethical, and professional standards sometimes conflict in actual counseling experiences, supervision, and practice. In order to better understand supervision caveats, a study of a legal case involving a former counseling education student is examined using the ethical decision-making process described by Sileo and Kopala (1993). The Ward v. Wilbanks (2009) case warrants review because of the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and standards associated with the court decision. Counselor educators, supervising counselors, and counselors in training may benefit from the information in this article.

Keywords: supervision, gatekeeping, codes of ethics, ethical standards, ethical decision-making process

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