Ethical Issues in Counseling Supervision: A Comparison of University and Site Supervisors

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Craig S. Cashwell, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine how site and university supervisors differed on the interpretation of ethical dilemmas based on the ethical standards developed by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Ethical Guidelines for Counseling Supervisors (1993). A survey of ethical dilemmas based on salient ethical issues in counseling supervision (i.e., dual relationships, competence, informed consent, and due process) was used. The participants in this study included site supervisors of field-based practicum, internship students and university supervisors from counseling programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The results of the study indicated significant differences between university and site supervisors on the interpretation of ethical dilemmas based on relevant ethical standards. Although differences existed, there are no clear trends in the direction of these differences.

Additional Information

The Clinical Supervisor, 20, 91-100.
Language: English
Date: 2002
Counseling supervision, Ethics, Practicum, Internship, Site supervisor, University supervisor, Ethical guidelines, Counselors, Professional ethics

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