Crisis counseling service delivery, because of its
demanding nature and unique challenges, is different from any other kind
of counseling. In fact, these settings may require more intimate
knowledge of professional standards and relevant laws because extreme
situations, such as those following a disaster or during a crisis, can
produce more ethical uncertainties and require more diligent observance
of guidelines than traditional counseling settings. This assignment will
help counselors think through these unique circumstances and the
challenges counselors working in these settings may face.
In a 3- to 4-page paper, respond to the following:
- Identify three major ethical issues relevant to working with individuals in a crisis or when responding to a major disaster.
- Explain how you would navigate these issues to ensure ethical practice.
- Include strategies for
how you would address interagency or interorganization collaboration
and communications in a crisis or disaster scenario.
- Determine and explain
self-care strategies for counselors working in these settings (e.g.,
vicarious traumatization or preventing burnout). Include a few
personalized strategies for self-care while working in a crisis or
disaster situation. .
- Evaluate the role and the process of the professional counselor advocating on behalf of survivors.
Your final product will be in a Microsoft
Word document, be approximately 3–4 pages in length. Utilize two to
three scholarly sources from professional literature in your research.
Professional literature may include the University online library
resources; relevant textbooks; peer-reviewed journal articles; and
websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or
institutions (.edu or .gov.). Your focus should be on crisis or disaster
mental health. Your paper should be written in a clear, concise, and
organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate
representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate
spelling, grammar, and punctuation.