GROUP ETHICAL DILEMMA PRESENTATION ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate the ability to apply the values, ethics codes, and decision-making model of the American Counseling Association to a case scenario. This assignment will also encourage the development of professional presentation skills.
The instructor will divide students into groups of 4-5. To complete this assignment, each group will need to use the following resources:
· Students will choose one scenario from Group Ethical Dilemma Presentation Scenario
· ACA Codes of Ethics
· ACA Practitioner’s Guide to Ethical Decision Making
· A chosen state counseling ethical codes and regulations
· At least 5 peer reviewed, professional references (in addition to assigned class readings and textbooks)
· Each Group member will upload the same copy of the assignment in Canvas.
· Students will meet and record their presentation in Microsoft Teams.
Each group will prepare a 20-minute presentation that includes:
· A description of the ethical dilemma.
· A step-by-step discussion through how the dilemma should be best resolved using the ethical decision-making process outlined in the ACA Practitioner’s Guide to Ethical Decision Making.
· Each member of the group must play a part in the presentation.
· The group must prepare a recorded power point presentation, complete with references, and a handout for the instructor.
· The instructor handout must include a printed copy of the power point presentation and a reference page of at least 5 professional articles (in addition to our textbook and the ethics codes which also must be used and cited) related to the main topic of the ethical dilemma.
GROUP ETHICAL DILEMMA PRESENTATION SCENARIOS
Jane is a hardworking, licensed professional counselor who has a very successful private practice. Jane has not had a vacation in over a year. She is feeling the stress and burnout and knows she needs to do something quickly for her own mental health. Thus, she decides to go on vacation for a week. She quickly makes the arrangements and then emails all of her clients with whom she has appointments during the week of vacation, informing them of the need to cancel. She fails to let her other clients know she will be gone; since none of her clients are in crisis, she decides to not worry about getting someone to cover her clients while she is gone.
John is a counseling intern working for an outpatient facility that specializes in alcohol and drug addiction recovery. John has been interning with the facility for 9 months. He is particularly involved in co-leading many of the groups at the facility and has gotten to know many of the clients. Overall, John really likes most of the clients at the center. One evening, while checking his email, he notices a friend request for his personal Facebook account. John recognizes the email as originating from Ben, one of the clients at the center. John has enjoyed his interactions with Ben, so he grants Ben his request. A few days later, Jeanne, another client at the center, emails John with her request to befriend John on Facebook. John is not as fond of Jeanne because she is often argumentative in group. John decides to deny the request, explaining to Jeanne he does not befriend women.
Amy is a professional counselor in a private practice. She is currently in graduate school working on her Ph.D. in Counseling, so Amy must be careful with her money as most of it is paying for her education. Amy attends a seminar, given by Live Healthy Industries, on making extra money by selling their line of multivitamins and homeopathic remedies. Seeing the opportunity to make some extra money and really believing in the benefit of vitamins and homeopathic remedies, Amy signs up to become a representative of the company. As part of her marketing strategy, Amy places advertisements for the products in the waiting room of her office and on her professional web page. Several of her clients begin inquiring about the products they are seeing in the advertisements on Amy’s webpage and in her waiting room. Soon, Amy has several of her client’s buying the products, and Amy’s money problems resolve.
Robin is admitted to an intensive residential facility for drug addiction. During the first week, she is given a number of assessments including the Beck Depression Inventory, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, and the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory. Robin wonders why she is getting the inventories and how they will be used. Finally, six weeks into her admission at the facility, Robin asks her therapist for the results. She is told that clients are not allowed to see the results or any other part of their records.
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