The Importance of Ethics in Counseling


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1. Breaking a client's confidentiality

2. It is unethical for a counselor

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about ethical standards in counseling. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of countertransference and the difficulty of policing ethical issues.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • The characteristics of ethics
  • Client confidentiality
  • Unethical counseling behavior
  • Countertransference
  • Policing ethical issues

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ethics in counseling lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained about the difficulty of controlling and regulating ethical issues
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases from the lesson, such as ethics and countertransference

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to ethics, read through the lesson titled The Importance of Ethics in Counseling. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the importance of ethics and why a code of ethics should be followed
  • Understand what confidentiality is and the limitations to confidentiality
  • Recall how counselors should be honest about their qualifications and experience
  • Review the dangers of dual relationships when counseling
  • Learn what countertransference is and why it is important for a counselor to be aware of this issue
  • Comprehend how financial issues impact counselors
  • Recognize the importance of dealing with ethical issues on a case-by-case basis