Identify and describe one      specific ACA ethical standard by section/number and state the code.

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Balkin, R. S., & Kleist, D. M. (2017) and/or American Psychological Association (2014). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that is current. I have also attached my discussion rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. I need this completed by 09/06/19 at 6pm.

Discussion – Week 3

Ethics Codes Applied to Research

Ethical and culturally competent practitioners understand how the ethical standards relate to the use of counseling research in practice. The concept of beneficence extends to conducting and applying counseling research in evidence-based practice. For example, in the ACA Ethics Code (2014) Section C.2.d. emphasis is placed on clinician’s monitoring their effectiveness. The standard states “Counselors continually monitor their effectiveness as professionals and take steps to improve when necessary. Counselors take reasonable steps to seek peer supervision to evaluate their efficacy as counselors” (p. 8).

This ethical standard has implications both in assessing the effectiveness of your own counseling practice and in your ability to accurately interpret and apply counseling research. Consider your obligation to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment you provide and to make changes if necessary. Now, let’s take a look at the Code of Ethics with consideration for how it applies to the use of research in your counseling practice.

For this Discussion, you will examine the implications of the code when working in counseling practice.

To Prepare

  • Review the ACA Ethics      Code excluding Section G, which is specific to conducting      research.
  • Identify a standard that is      related to evidence-based practice or applies to the use or application of      research in culturally competent counseling practice.

Post by Day 3

  • Identify and describe one      specific ACA ethical standard by section/number and state the code.
  • Explain the implications of the      code when working as a counseling professional.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Required Resources

Balkin, R. S., & Kleist, D. M. (2017). Counseling research: A practitioner-scholar approach. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

  • Chapter 3, “Ethical and Multicultural Issues in      Counseling Research”

American Counseling Association. (2014). 2014 ACA code of ethics. Retrieved from

National Institutes of Health (NIH). (n.d.). Retrieved December 18, 2017, from

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