Discuss a possible course of action for the counsellor to take to resolve the dilemma in each scenario.

Assessment- Evidence of comprehension and applying information to ethical scenarios

Students are required to read two ethical dilemma scenarios and respond to both, answering the following questions:

Question 1. Provide one example of how the counsellor`s personal beliefs could impact the ethical nature of the counselling relationship in each scenario

Question 2. State the ethical principIe(s) relevant to the scenario - refer to one of the two codes listed below to guide you

Question 3. Describe any relevant reporting issues providing reasons for your answers

Question 4. Discuss a possible course of action for the counsellor to take to resolve the dilemma in each scenario.

NB: In the first scenario write in the first person, as this is imagining you are counsellor, in the second scenario write in the third person.

You should be guided by the lectures and prescribed unit readings. However, it is expected that you will conduct your own research to support your assertions and conclusions.

Use either the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) or Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics to inform your final decisions.

Careful consideration of relevant State and/or Federal legislation should also be included.

Use APA 7 referencing. Your assessment should include at least S peer reviewed, academic journal articles read, dating from 2010 onwards, in addition to any textbook references.