In a 4- to 5-page paper, respond to the following:
Using current ethical and legal standards, specifically the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics
(ACA, 2014) and legal requirements of your state, territory, or
district, develop an informed consent form that you could use in actual
practice (either private or community based). Customize the form to work
with an adult client who comes to you for assistance with suicidal
ideation, a history of depression, and an extensive history of seeking
professional counseling. Create your own form from scratch. Do not cut
and paste an existing form or use one from another organization or that
you found on the internet.
In addition to the form,
summarize when during the counseling process you would use this form and
the specific ethical and legal standards you addressed in the creation
of the form. Clearly explain why you included each section or item in
the document. Be sure to address multicultural and ethical
considerations you need to consider when developing and using this form,
collaboration with other professionals, and relevant laws in your state
(e.g., mandated reporting laws for the state in which you practice).
Finally, discuss how this
informed consent document fits into your personal model for ethical
practice. In addition, what other risk management strategies should you
take as a professional counselor to ensure ethical practice?
Your final product will be in a Microsoft
Word document and be approximately 4–5 pages in length (including the
consent form). The informed consent should be approximately 2–3 pages.
Your form and supplemental information should be organized in a clear,
concise, and organized manner; and display accurate spelling, grammar,