When the Values of Clients and Counsellors Clash: Some Conceptual and Ethical Propositions

  • Dan L. Mitchell

Abstract

This article addresses those difficult situations in counselling that are characterized by a fundamental clash in values between client and counsellor. A conceptual framework is offered for understanding the bases of fundamental value clashes, counsellor bias, counsellor integrity, and respect for clients. A model for ethical counselling concerning fundamental value clashes is presented. Of primary importance in the model are counsellor self-scrutiny and obtaining clients' informed consent regarding the values employed by the agency and/or the counsellor.
Published
1993-07-01
How to Cite
MitchellD. L. (1993). When the Values of Clients and Counsellors Clash: Some Conceptual and Ethical Propositions. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 27(3). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/58934
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