Vistas Online 2016

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.


Ethical Decision Making in Counselor Education in the Age of Social Media

Allison L. Kramer


A counseling practicum student’s use of Facebook to gain information about a client is presented as a platform for discourse on the ethical issues counselor educators face when discussing client right to privacy, virtual relationships with clients, and supervisor responsibilities with their supervisees. Using the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics (2014) and Kitchener’s (1984) foundational ethical principles, the author reveals how Forester-Miller and Davis’ ethical decision-making model (1996) was employed to resolve this ethical dilemma.

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