Supervisory Role and Client Welfare In the ACA Code of Ethics, 2005, the issue of teaching and supervisory roles for new mental health counselors is addressed. In the case taken from the ACA ethical standards casebook, Pressures From All Sides: A Rehabilitation Counselor's Dilemma, the matter of adequate supervision was presented (Herlihy & Corey, 2006). In this case, the supervisor advises the counselor to follow the guidance of the company that has hired her rather than act in the best interest of the client. According to the ACA Code of Ethics, 2005, F.1.a, in regard to counselor supervision and client welfare, “A primary obligation of counseling supervisors is to monitor the services provided by other counselors or counselors-in-training. Counseling supervisors monitor client welfare…Supervisees have a responsibility to understand and follow the ACA Code of Ethics.”(p.13) According to the ACA Code of Ethics, 2005, A.1.a, the primary responsibility of the counselor is to promote the welfare of
References: American Counseling Association (ACA). (2005). 2005 ACA code of ethics [White Paper]. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/Files/FD.ashx?guid=ab7c1272-71c4-46cf-848c-f98489937dda American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA). (2010). 2010 AMHCA code of ethics [White Paper]. Retrieved from https://www.amhca.org/assets/news/AMHCA_Code_of_Ethics_2010_w_pagination.pdf 2010 AMHCA Code of Ethics used with permission of The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA). Herlihy, B., & Corey, G. (2006). ACA ethical standards casebook (6th ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.