Responding to Ethical and Legal Issues
assignment, complete the following:
Choose and view one of the case studies from the presentation Responding to Ethical and Legal Issues – Case Study in this unit’s study that is most relevant for the
type of work you will be doing as a professional counselor.
Compare and contrast two ethical decision-making models. To aid in selection, first review: pages 14-17 of the Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling
textbook and the readings included in the course from this unit. You can also choose an ethical decision making model from another current peer-reviewed article from a
professional counseling journal of your choice. Some examples include: A Practitioner’s Guide to Ethical Decision Making (Forester-Miller & Davis, 1996; Intercultural
Model (Luke, Goodrich, & Gilbride, 2013); and the Social Constructivist Model (Cottone, 2001). Analyze the effectiveness of these models and provide an example of how
they might be used to resolve legal or ethical dilemmas when working with students or clients from diverse backgrounds.
Apply your chosen decision-making model to the case you reviewed. If you were the counselor working with this case, discuss how you would apply each step of the
ethical decision-making model you have selected to respond effectively to these legal and ethical issues.
Include specific examples to illustrate the actions you would take at each step.
Include the specific ethical standards and state laws that you would consult when determining your response to the situation. How would these laws and standards
influence the choices you might make in responding to the situation?
Describe how you would demonstrate developmental and cultural sensitivity when addressing the legal and ethical issues presented. Use specific examples to illustrate
Explain how your personal values and beliefs impact your understanding of the situation and the choices you might make when deciding how to respond to the legal and
ethical issues that may arise in working with this client or student.
Include at least two examples of specific values and beliefs you hold that may influence your reactions to this case and the actions you may take.
Present at least two specific strategies that you will develop to address the influence that your personal values and beliefs may have on ethical decision making with
clients or students.
Written communication: Develop accurate written communication and thoughts that convey the overall goals of the assignment and do not detract from the overall message.
Your paper should demonstrate graduate-level writing skills.
References: reference list must include at least six sources. use APA sixth edition style to list your references. Refer to the iGuide page APA Style and Format for