Ethical principles and philosophy integration

Academic essay. (2,500 words).
Purpose:
Students will critically analyse ethical principles and the use of ethical decision-making practices (model) within the counselling profession. Ethical dilemmas can arise where there is more than one ‘right’ or ‘good’ response to resolve a problem and where the issue is serious, important and/or has significant impact on people.
Ethical dilemmas can also arise where there appears to be no ‘right’ or ‘good’ response and the only options available are to negotiate a ‘least harm’ outcome.
Process:
Students will introduce and critically analyse the use of ethical principles in the ethical decision-making process. This will include discussion of the philosophical basis of the ethical principles that underpin codes of ethics and the counselling profession. Students will critically analyse how upholding one principle may impact the ability to uphold another principle, and the steps needed to resolve this dilemma. Students can draw on and integrate examples of common ethical issues that counsellors are likely to encounter to support their critical analysis. The analysis needs to identify strengths, as well as any gaps or inadequacies in the process, and include consideration of power and diversity.

Marking Criteria for the Academic essay: Student remarks:
1. Discerning overview of ethical principles in the ethical decision-making process: Examine the ethical principles at work in the background of the ethical decision-making model you have chosen. (Respect for individual autonomy, Beneficence, Non-maleficence, Justice (Beauchamp & Childress, 1994). Veracity (Welfel,2013; Corey et al., 2011). Fidelity, Self-interest (Thompson, 1990).
What are the core principles that led to the creation of this particular model and link these principles to those of PACFA (Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia) code of ethics? PACFA Principles: Trust, Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-maleficence, Fairness, & Self-respect.
2. Critical discussion of the philosophical basis of the ethical principles that underpin codes of ethics and the counselling profession: This section requires you to discuss in detail the philosophical basis underpinning the ethical decision-making model you have chosen in light with the ethical principles examined in number 1 above. The model I would like us to work with is; Transcultural I M.
-TRANSCULTURAL INTEGRATIVE MODEL (Garcia et al., 2003). With “4steps of Action”. 1= Awareness and fact finding, 2= Formulating an ethical decision, 3=Weigh competing, non-moral attitudes and affirm the course of action, 4=Planning and executing the selected course of action.
3. Critical analysis of how upholding one principle may impact the ability to uphold another principle and the steps needed to resolve this dilemma. Provide an example to demonstrate how a therapist would solve the dilemma. E.G., Side with the client or stakeholder? What does the chosen model advocate for?
4. Critical analysis supported by the identification and effective integration of examples of common ethical issues that counsellors are likely to encounter: Apart from the example in 3, what are other ethical dilemmas therapists are likely to encounter when dealing with ethical issues?
5. Critical analysis of the strengths, gaps or inadequacies in the ethical model and put into consideration elements of power and diversity when enabling therapist to make decisions.
Structure, Presentation and Referencing:
1. Introduction, main ideas, argument development and conclusion clearly and logically presented 2. Relevant research and scholarship literature used appropriately to support discussion 3. First- and third-person writing style is applied appropriately. 4. Academic writing style is used, including correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
5. In-text referencing and reference list follows APA referencing style (7th ed.) as set out in the APA website: http://www.apastyle.org/
Alignment with learning outcomes:
a) Analyse the philosophical basis and principles of ethics within the profession and society.
b) Demonstrate respect for client needs, rights and autonomy.
NOTE FROM STUDENT:
1- The remarks in Red colour are my notes in explaining what the marking criteria requires us to do.
2- We should come up with the ethical dilemma in the Australian context which then will guide us to the other steps of answering the assignment. The Model I have chosen for us to incorporate is; Transcultural Integrative Model by (GARCIA, et al., 2003). You need to discuss the model at length.
3- The ethical dilemma should be in line with Australian standards. And because of the model chosen to use and Australia being a fast-growing multicultural nation, it should involve a bit of culture beliefs/values/ideologies on the client side.
4- We are required to use 10-12 references in correct APA 7. Please include the following textbook by Carrol & Shaw and in regard to this assignment concentrate on chapter #3. pp61-67. And other references below may be useful in line with the assignment.
5- The dilemma should look at an African migrant 13-year-old boy who is suffering from major depressive disorder due to constant experiences of bullying by his peers at school. You are a school counsellor and the school does not want to get the parents involved because of fear of how damaging this maybe for the school. You as a practitioner after assessing and talking to him you feel that he will benefit from his family support due to the strong sense of connectedness and closeness to the family the boy shows and he requests you to involve them so they know what he is going through. But you’re contracted by the school to help this young boy. Use the ethical principles, ad link them with PACFA principles. And engage the Transcultural integrative Model to tackle this scenario.
-Shaw, E., & Carroll, M. (Eds.) (2012). Ethical maturity in the helping professions: Making difficult life and work decisions. PsychOz Publications.
-Garcia, Cartwright, Winston, & Borzuchowska, 2003
-Cottone & Claus, 2000)

ETHICS IN PRACTICE COUN6141: ASSSIGNEMENT REQUIREMENTS.

Assignment 1:  Academic essay.   (2,500 words).

Purpose:

Students will critically analyse ethical principles and the use of ethical decision-making practices (model) within the counselling profession. Ethical dilemmas can arise where there is more than one ‘right’ or ‘good’ response to resolve a problem and where the issue is serious, important and/or has significant impact on people.

Ethical dilemmas can also arise where there appears to be no ‘right’ or ‘good’ response and the only options available are to negotiate a ‘least harm’ outcome.

Process:

Students will introduce and critically analyse the use of ethical principles in the ethical decision-making process. This will include discussion of the philosophical basis of the ethical principles that underpin codes of ethics and the counselling profession. Students will critically analyse how upholding one principle may impact the ability to uphold another principle, and the steps needed to resolve this dilemma. Students can draw on and integrate examples of common ethical issues that counsellors are likely to encounter to support their critical analysis. The analysis needs to identify strengths, as well as any gaps or inadequacies in the process, and include consideration of power and diversity.

 

Marking Criteria for the Academic essay: Student remarks:

  1. Discerning overview of ethical principles in the ethical decision-making process: Examine the ethical principles at work in the background of the ethical decision-making model you have chosen. (Respect for individual autonomy, Beneficence, Non-maleficence, Justice (Beauchamp & Childress, 1994). Veracity (Welfel,2013; Corey et al., 2011). Fidelity, Self-interest (Thompson, 1990).

What are the core principles that led to the creation of this particular model and link these principles to those of PACFA (Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia) code of ethics?                                      PACFA Principles: Trust, Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-maleficence, Fairness, & Self-respect.

  1. Critical discussion of the philosophical basis of the ethical principles that underpin codes of ethics and the counselling profession: This section requires you to discuss in detail the philosophical basis underpinning the ethical decision-making model you have chosen in light with the ethical principles examined in number 1 above. The model I would like us to work with is; Transcultural I M.

TRANSCULTURAL INTEGRATIVE MODEL (Garcia et al., 2003).  With “4steps of Action”.                                        1= Awareness and fact finding, 2= Formulating an ethical decision, 3=Weigh competing, non-moral attitudes and affirm the course of action, 4=Planning and executing the selected course of action.

  1. Critical analysis of how upholding one principle may impact the ability to uphold another principle and the steps needed to resolve this dilemma. Provide an example to demonstrate how a therapist would solve the dilemma. E.G., Side with the client or stakeholder? What does the chosen model advocate for?
  2. Critical analysis supported by the identification and effective integration of examples of common ethical issues that counsellors are likely to encounter: Apart from the example in 3, what are other ethical dilemmas therapists are likely to encounter when dealing with ethical issues?
  3. Critical analysis of the strengths, gaps or inadequacies in the ethical model and put into consideration elements of power and diversity when enabling therapist to make decisions.

Structure, Presentation and Referencing:

  1. Introduction, main ideas, argument development and conclusion clearly and logically presented 2. Relevant research and scholarship literature used appropriately to support discussion 3. First- and third-person writing style is applied appropriately.                                                                  4. Academic writing style is used, including correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  2. In-text referencing and reference list follows APA referencing style (7th ed.) as set out in the APA website: http://www.apastyle.org/

Alignment with learning outcomes:

  1. Analyse the philosophical basis and principles of ethics within the profession and society.
  2. Demonstrate respect for client needs, rights and autonomy.

NOTE FROM STUDENT:

1– The remarks in Red colour are my notes in explaining what the marking criteria requires us to do.

2– We should come up with the ethical dilemma in the Australian context which then will guide us to the other steps of answering the assignment. The Model I have chosen for us to incorporate is; Transcultural Integrative Model by (GARCIA, et al., 2003). You need to discuss the model at length.

3– The ethical dilemma should be in line with Australian standards. And because of the model chosen to use and Australia being a fast-growing multicultural nation, it should involve a bit of culture beliefs/values/ideologies on the client side.

4– We are required to use 10-12 references in correct APA 7. Please include the following textbook by Carrol & Shaw and in regard to this assignment concentrate on chapter #3. pp61-67. And other references below may be useful in line with the assignment.

5– The dilemma should look at an African migrant 13-year-old boy who is suffering from major depressive disorder due to constant experiences of bullying by his peers at school. You are a school counsellor and the school does not want to get the parents involved because of fear of how damaging this maybe for the school. You as a practitioner after assessing and talking to him you feel that he will benefit from his family support due to the strong sense of connectedness and closeness to the family the boy shows and he requests you to involve them so they know what he is going through. But you’re contracted by the school to help this young boy.  Use the ethical principles, ad link them with PACFA principles. And engage the Transcultural integrative Model to tackle this scenario.

-Shaw, E., & Carroll, M. (Eds.) (2012). Ethical maturity in the helping professions: Making difficult life and work decisions. PsychOz Publications.

-Garcia, Cartwright, Winston, & Borzuchowska, 2003

-Cottone & Claus, 2000)

 

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