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ERIC Number: EJ1000897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Ethical Dilemmas Experienced by Psychological Counsellors Working at Different Institutions and Their Attitudes and Behaviours as a Response to These Dilemmas
Kolay Akfert, Serpil
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v12 n3 p1806-1812 Sum 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine the ethical dilemmas experiencing by the counsellors who work at different conditions and what they do to solve these dilemmas as well as the obstacles they have to deal with while resolving the dilemmas. This is a qualitative study in which multi-state pattern was used. For this research, 40 counsellors were chosen using maximum diversity sampling method. When the findings are examined, it can be seen that psychological counsellors working a universities, schools and private psychological counselling centres experience ethical dilemmas related to "teaching environments", "voluntarism" and "determination of service fee" respectively. The common ethical dilemmas experienced in all institutions were found out as "limitations to privacy", "entering into multiple relations", and "transfer of competences and values". It has been found out that they try to resolve these dilemmas by "taking ethical rules into consideration", "receiving help", "engaging the counsellor in the process", "conducting personal queries", or "trying to stay in legal process". The obstacles to resolution of dilemmas are determined as "political and institutional", "lack of competence in resolution of ethical dilemmas" and "personal reasons". These results have been discussed under the light of literature and suggestions have been provided.
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Language: English
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