When the administrator asks what I did with John, I would reach for my notes and explain all the details of the counselling session.
In the second scenario involving Cedric, I feel that the counsellor is becoming overly involved in his life and this is unethical. This is owing to the fact that he never turns him away and this means they spend too much time together outside what is recommended by the school as well as the code of ethics governing the profession. A dual relationship is developing between the counsellor and Cedric. This can be observed from the fact that the counsellor has started taking manifold roles in his life (Nickel, 2004). I would have taken a different approach if I were Cedric’s counsellor as I could have tried to get a reliable family member to support Cedric by attending his matches and in performing other roles that are fit for family members. There are various codes of ethics that should be adhered to including the ASCA Code of Ethics, the APA ethics code and the ACA Code of ...Show more