Homework Discussion Help - Essay Writing
Read and comment on the discussion post. Be sure to include a question about the post at the end of your comment about the post. Comment can be less than 5 or 6 sentences long. Comments and question MUST be substantive.
It is a responsibility of the counseling supervisor to obtain the correct amount of clinical training so they can provide training services to their supervisees well (Argosy University Online, 2016). The counseling supervisor should also observe the relationship between him/her and the supervisee so the boundary of power difference should not be crossed and the counseling supervisor should make the role of supervision clear to the supervisee (Argosy University Online, 2016). The counseling supervisor should promote professional competence and development (Argosy University Online, 2016). Also, the supervisor should assist the supervisee in identifying the personal limitations in counseling (Argosy University Online, 2016). Finally, the clinical supervisor should teach and model ethical and professional behavior (Argosy University Online, 2016).
The possible ethical dilemma in this case scenario is the supervisor, Travon, and the supervisee, Elliot, and becoming very good friends and this could affect the outcome of the supervisee’s training. Section F of the ACA Code of Ethics states that [F.3.a] supervisors are to clearly inform the supervisee of the professional and social relationships with each other and carefully way the risks and benefits of each; the supervisor is to make sure that nothing could happen that would damage his/her judgement when making decisions and [F.3.d] states that supervisors are not to carry on a relationship with a colleague who would make it hard for them to be subjective (American Counseling Association, 2014). To help minimize ethical concerns related to social activities between colleagues while supporting their relationships, I would say that they should not be allowed to drink while socializing. I would also say that colleagues should not exclude others from a social event (meaning everyone or no one).
Argosy University Online (2016). Ethics in Psychology | PSY430 A01. Retrieved
American Counseling Association (2014). ACA Code of Ethics. Retrieved from
I completely agree with you that counseling supervisor should obtain the right amount of clinical training. If the counseling supervisor is an expert, then only he or she would be able to train the supervisees and guide them appropriately.