Did the professional follow the ACA and AMHCA codes of ethical behavior? If no, which codes did he or she violate?
A therapist had been seen a client for several sessions, however, her insurance refused to pay for any more sessions. The client had very good computer skills and offered to trade her computer skills for additional therapy sessions. Because the therapist charged more for his sessions then was the going rate for secretarial services, the client eventually fell further and further behind in her payments. Eventually, for all intents and purposes, the client became an indentured servant for the therapist (APA, 1987a).
#For the ethical case study please answer the following questions:
1- What was your initial reaction when reading this case study?
2- Did the professional follow the ACA and AMHCA codes of ethical behavior? If no, which codes did he or she violate?
3- What actions could the professional take to be more ethical?
4- personal beliefs or values of the counselor could get in the way of implementing an ethical decision?
5- Did the counselor impose his or her own values in this situation onto the client?
6- What could a supervisor do to help the therapist make more ethical decisions?
7- What type of disciplinary action should be taken against the therapist?