ERIC Number: EJ699286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-1
Reference Count: 23
Ethics in Case Conceptualization and Diagnosis: Incorporating a Medical Model into the Developmental Counseling Tradition
Dougherty, Jennifer L.
Counseling and Values, v49 n2 p132 Jan 2005
In this literature review, the author focuses on several ethical considerations in case conceptualization and diagnosis, including diagnostic training and competence. Meeting the American Counseling Association's (1995) ethical standard for diagnostic training has several ethical implications for counselors, counselor educators, and supervisors. For counselors who struggle with how to meet their ethical responsibilities in diagnosis but who want to remain true to their developmental counseling emphases, the author discusses some of their concerns, the implications of and possible approaches to this aspect of their work.
Descriptors: Identification, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Workers, Counselor Educators, Counseling, Classification, Ethics, Clinical Diagnosis, Counselor Training, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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