This unit’s Assignment has two
parts. First, you will be reading an article and responding to some questions
related to the reciprocal nature of the client-human services professional
relationship. Secondly you will look at the Code of Ethics and identify any
potential ethical issues in the article.
You will submit a 2–3 page
double-spaced paper which should include a cover sheet and references page
where you cite the article and the Code of Ethics. These are the only two
sources you will need for this Assignment. If you choose to use additional
sources, you will need to cite them as well.
The paper should be written in APA
format using Times New Roman, 12-point font. It should be no less than 500
words and written in paragraph format. You will need to include in-text
citations and references.
As a human service professional,
your daily life is filled with people and relationships. These relationships
are never one sided. As a matter of fact, the client-human services
professional relationship is always a reciprocal one.
Locate and read the following
Halstead, Richard W. (2000,
January). From tragedy to triumph: counselor as companion on the hero’s
journey. Counseling & Values, 44(2), 100.
After reading this article, reflect
on the relationship between Steve and the counselor. Answer the following
What are some of the things you
believe that the counselor has learned from Steve? What are some of the
counselor’s behaviors that may change as a result of working with Steve? Do you
think that most people you come into contact with change you in some way?
How has Steve changed as a result of
this relationship? Has Steve benefited from this relationship? Why or why not?
Ethics are defined as “a set of
moral principles and perceptions about right versus wrong and the resulting
philosophy of conduct that is practiced by an individual, group, profession, or
culture” (Barker, 2001, p. 159). In the field of human services you will be
interacting with individuals with a variety of needs within many systems. Due
to the span of diversity among individuals it is important for you to become
familiar with the ethical standards as set forth for human service
professionals. The following Assignment will require you to find and discuss
the importance of the ethical standards as developed by the National
Organization of Human Services (NOHS). A code of ethics is “an explicit
statement of the values, principles, and rules of a profession, regulating the
conduct of its members” (Barker, 2001, p. 84).
For this part of the Assignment,
please complete the following:
On the internet, locate the Ethical
Standards for Human Service Professionals developed by the National
Organization of Human Services.
After finding the National
Organization of Human Services ethical standards website make sure to bookmark
this site as you will continue to reference this website throughout your
Based upon the article in Part A,
identify one ethical issue that may lead you as a human service professional to
review the ethical standards and how you can resolve any ethical concerns. Why
are the National Organization of Human Service ethical standards important to
follow as you begin to work with individuals, families, groups, and
Cite the National Organization of
Human Services website and the Halstead article on your reference page.