An Ethical Dilemma You are a counselor leading groups in a batterer intervention program for men….

An Ethical Dilemma

You are a counselor leading groups in a batterer
intervention program for men. One afternoon a woman whose partner is in the
program calls to ask what the program is teaching about violence. During the
course of your conversation, the woman discloses that her partner, the
program’s client, threatened her the night before. Consult the ACA Code of
Ethics (American Counseling Association, 2014) to inform your discussion of the
dilemma.

Discussion Questions

1. What additional questions do you ask?

2. What referrals do you offer?

3. What, if anything, do you do with
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An Ethical Dilemma

You are a counselor leading groups in a batterer
intervention program for men. One afternoon a woman whose partner is in the
program calls to ask what the program is teaching about violence. During the
course of your conversation, the woman discloses that her partner, the
program’s client, threatened her the night before. Consult the ACA Code of
Ethics (American Counseling Association, 2014) to inform your discussion of the
dilemma.

Discussion Questions

1. What additional questions do you ask?

2. What referrals do you offer?

3. What, if anything, do you do with this information,
knowing that confronting your client might cause additional violence to the
partner?

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