There are numerous ethical decision-making models, or EDMs, utilized in the counseling profession. As a practicing counselor, you will be expected to incorporate the use of an EDM in your practice. Understanding how to integrate these EDMs to specific cases will differ on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, it is important to hone the skill of applying EDMs within your professional practice to ensure ethical, efficient, and effective counseling services. Sifting out the nuances between these different EDMs is helpful in the preparation for future practice.

For this Discussion, use the Case Study Analysis Worksheet located in the Learning Resources for this week. Then, select a case study from the ACA Ethical Standards Casebook and an ethical decision-making model. Finally, consider how you would apply this model to a case study.

Post by Day 3 a brief description of the case study you selected from the ACA Ethical Standards Casebook and ethical decision-making model you selected. Then explain how you would apply this ethical decision-making model to the case study.

Be sure to use the Learning Resources and the current literature to support your response.

Respond by Day 5 and provide a different perspective on how you might apply a different ethical-decision making model to a colleague who discussed a case study you did not.

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