Members of the ACA Ethics Committee and an ACA ethics specialist will present as a panel on ethical issues and trends addressed by the committee. Common ethical issues include: social media and use of technology, confidentiality, boundaries, supervision, and value-based judgments and client referral. Presenters will discuss the processing of ethics complaints, and attendees will participate in a Q&A session related to ethical standards and common ethical concerns.
To create awareness for membership on recent trends in ethical concerns in counseling and counselor education and supervision;
To support mental health counselors in identifying best practice approaches to ethical issues with clients in mental health settings;
To promote the welfare of clients by increasing counselors’, counselor educators’, and counselor supervisors’ awareness of sound professional conduct regarding common ethical issues and dilemmas.
Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling,
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga