Chapter 13: Law, Policy, Values and Ethics

Learning Objectives

This chapter outlines the importance of an awareness of law, policy, values and ethics.

Reflection Questions

  • What are the ethical responsibilities of the counselor? 
  • Where do the limits of confidentiality end and other ethical priorities take over?

With these questions in mind, watch the following videos:

Liam makes a passing comment in counselling which raises ethical questions for the counsellor

Tim Bond discusses the ethical responsibility of the counselor and the limits of confidentiality