Vistas Online 2017

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.

2017


The ETHICS Model: Comprehensive, Ethical Decision Making

Thomson J. Ling and Jessica M. Hauck

2017

The ETHICS model is a theoretical grounded ethical decision-making model that
draws from the latest relevant literature in ethics and integrates multiple
theoretical perspectives. Specifically, the model is comprehensive and accessible,
and can be used with a wide range of cases. This model organizes a decisionmaking
process for new and seasoned practitioners. The steps of the model are:
Evaluate the dilemma, Think ahead, Help, Information, Calculate risk, and Select
an action.

Keywords: ethics, dilemmas, decision making, practice, training

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