ERIC Number: ED281124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Ethical Issues/Responsibilities Involved in the Supervision and Training of Counselors.
Harvancik, Mark J.
This paper presents an elaboration of the ethical standards for the American Association for Counseling and Development found under Section H: Preparation Standards, which gives an outline of the issues and responsibilities of particular concern to individuals supervising counselors-in-training. Standards are considered in the context of a proposed counselor education program. Specific elements of the program pertinent to supervision are discussed, including didactic coursework and theoretical background, experiential learning, ethical considerations, hands-on counseling issues/experiences, and supervision. Experiential learning activities presented include role modeling and role playing, self-disclosure, and personal therapy. Ethical considerations examined include confidentiality, violent clients and duty to warn, self-destructive and suicidal clients, and vicarious liability. An outline of the various components believed to be integral in the enhancement of counselor effectiveness is provided. It is noted that, in addition to the specific issues mentioned, supervisors have several functions that span all facets of training and that, regarding counselors-in-training, supervisors need to monitor the welfare of clients, facilitate growth of trainees and trainee transition from stage to stage, and serve an evaluation function. (NB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (New Orleans, LA, April 21-25, 1987).