he Standard A.4.b. of the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) 2014 Code of E

he Standard A.4.b. of the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) 2014 Code of E

he Standard A.4.b. of the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) 2014 Code of Ethics
mandates the following regarding personal values:
“Counselors are aware of their own values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors and avoid imposing
values that are inconsistent with counseling goals. Counselors respect the diversity of clients,
trainees, and research participants” (ACA, 2014, p. 5).
Therefore, it is important that counselors and counselor trainees spend time identifying their own
values, understanding the origin of these values, and honestly owning how personal values may
adversely affect the counselor’s ability to work with certain populations or mental illnesses.
INSTRUCTIONS
Your paper should be 5-7 pages, (excluding title page, abstract, reference page), written
in APA format, including a title page, abstract, introduction, body, conclusion, and
references. Your paper should be well thought out and demonstrate critical thinking,
self-evaluation, and practical application. Your paper must include at least 5 scholarly
references published within the last 5 years. All sources must be scholarly journal
articles outside of course materials, materials from other classes, and applicable to the
counseling profession. No websites or direct quotes. This assignment should be written in first person

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