Holistic Counseling 3 Ethics and Diagnosis in Holistic Counseling


Seminar 3: Ethics and Diagnosis in Holistic Counseling Jim Morningstar, PhD. Professional ethics are examined from a holistic perspective. In-session behaviors involving self-disclosure and sexual energy as well as Out-ofsession behaviors involving dual relationships are discussed. Ethics in the use of unresearched techniques and client confidentiality are also presented. Awareness of the counselors ethical basis is highlighted. Various systems of client diagnosis are presented as well as the theoretical basis underneath them. Ipsative vs. nomothetic standards are delineated and the current medical diagnoses are outlined along with its system of Multiaxial Assessment. The holistic paradigm is applied to diagnosis. Course Objectives: *Know the distinguishing features between traditional and holistic ethical systems, *Identify areas of sensitivity and special concern in holistic practice, *Define a diagnostic system and reasons for its usage, *Be conversant with major areas of current medical diagnosis. Included in this course package are: - a pdf Introduction to Distance Learning through the School of Integrative Psychology - a pdf labeled HC #3 Worksheet - a pdf labeled IBTA Code of Ethics - a pdf labeled Multiaxial Assessment - an mp3 labeled Holistic Counseling #3 rev.mp3