A Conflict for Counselors
University of Phoenix
BSHS/332 Professional, Ethical, and
Legal issues in Human Services
October 8, 2012
A counselor’s perspective
Social workers study psychological and sociological aspects of counseling. It is believed by some professionals, work performed by practitioners considered technically ...view middle of the document...
These decision-making styles differ by the circumstances presented in each case. My values determining my position or stance is a result of my personal beliefs and ethical standards. I equally believe it is important to consider the wider implications of making such a decision. Also, the organizational structure, culture, and policies and procedures instituted within my agency dictate how I deal with difficult situation in a particular way to achieve a desired result. On the other hand, I am open, willing, and honest. These characteristic is how my values developed and help me follow guidelines and solve ethical dilemmas in the workplace that may present challenging. My values made up from diverse parts of my strengths and weakness. I strongly believe this makes me unique. I have learned over time and from trial and error what behavior or action works best along with what judgments are appropriate.
Comparatively, the decision-making style my organization follow mainly involves spontaneous decision making. It is considered intuitive decision making. Intuitive decision-making style depends greatly upon experience and situational circumstances. Using this decision-making style the staff can become comfortable with the trial and error process commonly involved in intuitive decision making. Although this is the style most practiced where I work, I prefer the preferences of a more systematic, analytical decision-making process in comparison to decision methods emotionally driven.
Similarly, my core value system was established historically through my family upbringing. Later, I made adjustments in how I valued things in a therapeutic environment. I believe therapy mostly shaped my value system more than any other source. Also, my values are formed through my educational and work experience. My current position as a substance abuse counselor and case manager and I work for a non-profit organization. In obtaining my certification to become a substance abuse counselor requires I follow certain guidelines in terms of ethical practice. Equally the organization I work for established a culture and structure, which influences many of the choices I make ethically. Life presents challenges and problems daily that requires solutions. I discovered solutions to difficult situations stems not from the challenge of the problem but the efforts put forth in finding solutions.
Similarly, the analytical, systematic decision-making style identifies the problem and evaluates several possible courses of action to reach the result in the problem-solving stages. The development of my values is also established from my passion to resolve a conflict peacefully. In solving a conflict peacefully I ask myself what was the goal before the onset of the conflict. I strongly believe reaching the ultimate goal through decision making revolves around analysis of the presented information, risk factors, and several possible solutions....