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From ethics to ethos: An expanded agenda for counsellor training and development

Return to Journal Articles Jim Schirmer, MCouns, Associate Lecturer, University of Queensland   Introduction Professional codes of ethics are designed to perform a number of crucial functions, such as informing professionals of the standards of conduct, providing a means of protection to the public through accountability, and offering a reference point to guide practice (Herlihy …

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From ethics to ethos: An expanded agenda for counsellor training and development

Jim Schirmer, MCouns, Associate Lecturer, University of Queensland   Abstract The publication of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia’s ([PACFA], 2017) Code of Ethics contains several features that are frequently absent from similar professional codes. Most notably, PACFA’s Code extends its professional requirements beyond the regular ethical standards for compliance and towards an articulation …

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