While the ACA Code of Ethics provides guidance on ethical conduct in counselor–client, supervisor–supervisee, faculty–student, and researcher–participant relationships, few standards address ethical conduct of leaders within counseling organizations, such as ACA, ASERVIC and other divisions, state branches, and affiliate organizations (e.g., NBCC, CACREP). Using case studies and discussion, characteristics of ethical leadership and organizational health will be explored. Proposed new ethical standards related to organizational leadership will be discussed.
Examine parameters supporting organizational health and ethical leadership.
Foster self-reflection and ethical sensitivity regarding both paid and volunteer leadership roles in counseling organizations.
Identify how to use formal ethical decision-making models and tools, such as ethical bracketing and consultation/supervision to help resolve ethical dilemmas in leadership.