ent who comes for career counseling or any other counseling is a way to cause harm to the client which is a violation of A.4 (a), which says that counselors are to do no harm to their clients.
Section B explains information about confidentiality and the most important section to me is B.1 (a) which talks about respecting client rights, taking into consideration multicultural and diversity issues. This section brings to mind that it is important to understand how different cultures see confidentiality, privacy views toward disclosure, and more (NCDA, p. 10). Since we live in a global world, it is important to be well rounded as a counselor.
Section C speaks to professional responsibility, Capuzzi and Stauffer state that this section says that "professionals must perform at the highest level of their ability" (p. 97). I agree with this statement and section C.2 (a) is most important in this section because it says that career professionals must only work within the "boundaries of their competence" (NCDA, p. 15). This means as an example, that a career professional does not engage in mental health counseling because it is not within the scope of practice. I believe this is important because professionals must understand they cannot be everything to every client. They are governed by their "education, training, supervised experience, state and national professional credentials and appropriate professional experience" (NCDA, p. 15).
The standards that I chose to compare with the NCDA standards re the American Counseling Association (ACA) standards. The first difference between these two that I see are the way they are set up for reading. The ACA standards have thee columns and each section is separated by a blue box so the reader knows which section they are in. The NCDA guidelines are easier to read because they are spaced out a little more.
Both guidelines speak to the counseling relationship and they both say that counselors should avoid harm to clients. The ACA