As a future counselor, it is important to have a plan for continued   professional growth as well as an understanding of the required   counseling dispositions. Additionally, it is considered good practice   for professional counselors to join a professional counseling   organization. Research a professional organization that you might join   such as the American Counseling Association (ACA), your state’s   counseling association, or another relevant professional organization.  

Write a 1,200-1,750-word paper in the third person about the ethical   and legal considerations of the developing counselor to include   professional organizations and a plan for continued professional   growth. Include the following in your paper:

Ethical and Legal Viewpoint

  1. Volunteerism: What standards do counselors need to     uphold in a voluntary position or providing free/pro bono work?
  2. Self-disclosure: Should counselors disclose     personal information to a client? If so, when and how is it   appropriate?
  3. Objectivity: Why is it important for counselors to     remain objective with clients?
  4. Self-care: How can counselors prevent professional   burnout?
  5. Spirituality: How can counselors maintain     spirituality in and out of practice?
  6. Counseling Dispositions: A review of three     counseling dispositions as well as an analysis in regards to     personal strengths and challenges in regards to the selected   dispositions.

Professional Organization Review

A professional organization overview that includes the following:

  1. Membership benefits, available activities and/or services to   members.
  2. Current issues addressed by the organization that     are relevant to the counseling profession. Note: These items are     usually listed on the association’s website, but you may     research elsewhere for one or two current issues in the     field. Examples of current issues could include lobbying     efforts for particular populations or specialties in the field,     proposed or changing laws/regulations, high profile court cases     involving ethical violations, or the like.

When writing the paper, consider the following level-one APA   headings to help organize the content:

  1. Ethical and Legal Viewpoint
  2. Professional Organization   Review

Include a comprehensive reference page that lists the sources used   should be included at the end of the document. The paper should be   written in the third person. Prepare this assignment according to the   guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student   Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to   beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for   successful completion.

*****I have joined American Counseling Association (ACA)******

******Please use the Rubic below****

****Please attach the plagiarism report*******