I am glad I never became an official counselor. I always stayed a friend in need, or a complete stranger who you will never meet again. Nor, would I ever need to narrate anybody’s situation to anyone since there’s not a lack of stories that my mind can’t cook to convey my point across. With all those strings attached to the counselors now-a-days, I’d NEVER seek one since I’m not allowed to be “human” via those many rules. Hence, I’m happy and perfectly alright with being an “informal” counselor with whom anybody can say anything without any fear or consequences that you listed here.
In this era of technological changes and advancement counselling ethics haven’t changed but have become a challenge and confusing for any counselor.
Starting from the first and most important ethic of counselling, Confidentiality is important as well as a challenge in today’s time because of the way data and confidential information are being kept and can be retrieved or accessed by hacker and every other individual who has some knowledge about technical word.
But now adays confidentiality comes secondary and there are few recent trends which counselors need to keep in mind like
It’s their duty to keep parents informed about what they are doing with their child irrespective of the fact that this might hamper the confidentiality of thesessions.
Duty to warn comes second, whenever a counselor come across any kind of threat to anybody from any of their client or to the client himself then they are…
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