This workshop will explore the ethical, legal, and practical issues of client autonomy in the context of counseling. “Client Autonomy” refers to the level of independence in beliefs, values, and decisions a client experiences in the counseling setting in relationship to the counselor. All counseling/therapy ethical codes place a high value on client autonomy, this workshop will look at how client autonomy can be practically maintained and encouraged, as well where the limits of client autonomy may be
Workshop Learning Objectives
To explore how approaches and beliefs regarding client autonomy have evolved and changed in the counseling field.
To look at how issues regarding ethnicity, gender, age, and faith background, of both the client and the counselor, can have impact on functional client autonomy.
To discuss the relevant areas in the ACA and NBCC codes of ethics regarding client autonomy, as well as the codes of ethics for AAMFT, NASW, NAADAC, and APA; as well as the relevant laws, rules, and code annotated for psychologist practice in the State.
Friday, August 16, 2013. 3 CE credit hours on Ethics
*The Narrative Institute is an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) for the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC Provider #6624) and NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC provider #885) and may offer approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC and NAADAC requirements. The ACEP is solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.