Code of Ethic

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Abstract
There are various code of ethics that counselors today apply to their profession to help them be successful. In today’s society, counselors use various ethical codes but the main ethic codes that counselors use are the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) and the American Counseling Association (ACA). The American Counseling Association (ACA) and American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) sets ethical standards to accommodate counselors practicing professional counseling, however the American Counseling Association (ACA) code of ethics does not relate counseling issues in the Christian perspective. The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) was purposely organized for assisting Christian counselors with biblically based values and universal standards for ethical Christian counseling. While the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) code of ethics have many similarities they also have many differences that set the two apart. One major difference between these two codes of ethics is that the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) focuses on the Christian impact in the counseling profession. The code is to be applied to Christian counselors, clients, and the church oversee to evaluate Christian counselors and counseling values, goals, process, and effectiveness. The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) code of ethics to see what similarities and differences they have.

General Similarities and Differences
When comparing and contrasting the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) ethical documents both code of ethics have various differences, but one difference noted was the format of the ethic codes. The American Counseling Association (ACA) ethics code is organized into eight sections with bold headings to help the reader identify which section is relative for their counseling problem. When relevant to the subject being researched some sections are referenced to other sections which may contain information that would be relevant to the objective that is being discussed. However, the American Counseling Association (ACA) code of ethics is a very clear and concise document that allows the reader to find specific information in a timely manner. While the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) code of ethics is formatted with more complex components. The reason why this document is formatted in a complex way is because it addresses the different ethical aspects for various counseling types. The American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) ethical document is organized for counselors and counseling settings. The aspects that the document is organized for Christian Counselors, supervisors, educators, researchers, writers, ordained ministers, pastoral counselors, lay helpers and other ministers. Another general difference that was noted in both codes is that the American Counseling Association (ACA) mains purpose is to serve as an ethical guide designed to assist counselors in creating an appropriate plan of action to best serve the client utilizing the counseling services and best promote the values of the counseling profession. While the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) purpose is to serve as a guide for Christian counselors to better serve their clients and improve the work of Christian counseling. The American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) has many goals but its primary goal is to promote peace and excellence among Christian Counselors while giving honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the church.. Another significant difference that was noted was that the AACC ethical document made clear distinctions between the procedural rules and ethical standards whereas the...
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