ERIC Number: EJ1009228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Embracing Excellence: A Positive Approach to Ethical Decision Making
Hinz, Lisa D.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v28 n4 p185-188 2011
Ethics courses may provoke fear and uncertainty in art therapy students and practitioners if taught from a risk management perspective, which focuses on reducing therapist exposure to risk and avoiding harm to clients. In contrast, a positive ethical approach fosters empowerment, embraces limits, and enhances trust between art therapists and their clients. This viewpoint emphasizes the aspirational qualities of the ethical principles that guide professionals within the field, with a goal to reduce fear about ethical decision making and to encourage art therapists to strive for excellence in all endeavors.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Ethical Instruction, Art Therapy, Trust (Psychology), Risk Management, Quality Control, Counseling Techniques
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