Ethical Vignette on Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals

Ethical Vignette on Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals, Vol. 2: Dual Relationship Boundaries, Standards of Care & Termination, directed by Greg Sommers, produced by Feldman, Stephen

ETHICAL VIGNETTE PAPER INSTRUCTIONS
You will watch and respond to video segments related to ethical situations. The purpose of these assignments is to expose you to common ethical dilemmas experienced by counselors, to develop your ethical decision-making skills, and to familiarize you with your particular state board of professional counseling rules and regulations.

To complete each assignment, you will need to access 3 sources:

• Washington, DC State board of professional counseling website. For more information on how to access your state board of professional counseling, search for your state board of professional counseling or marriage and family therapy. Once you have found the website, you will need to find the prerequisite requirements for licensure. You may have to look around the website to find the information you need. Try looking under terms such as “application for licensure” or “laws, policies, rules.”
• The American Counseling Association’s (ACA) Code of Ethics
• A video vignette (Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals, Vol. 2: Dual Relationship Boundaries, Standards of Care & Termination, directed by Greg Sommers, produced by Feldman, Stephen)

Once you have watched the video and read both your state board rules/regulations and the ACA Code of Ethics, write a 3-page paper that is divided into the following sections:

1. Summary:
a. Summarize the video presentation.
b. Summarize your state board rules/regulations that apply to the topic(s) discussed in the video. Make sure you provide the web address to your state’s rules and regulations in the reference page.
c. Summarize the ACA Code of Ethics mandates that apply to the topic discussed in the video.
2. Response:
a. Describe your reaction to the video.
3. Action:
a. Describe how you will apply what you have learned from the video and your state board rules/regulations to your future practice as a professional counselor.

You must include a title page, abstract, and reference page.