Professionalism, ethics, and value-based conflicts in counseling: An introduction to the special section

Perry C. Francis, Suzanne M. Dugger

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This introduction to this special section of the Journal of Counseling & Development explores the importance of a code of ethics to the establishment and maintenance of a profession. Recognizing a code of ethics as a communication of a profession's collective values and expectations, the editors of this special section acknowledge the dilemmas that arise when a counselor's personal values do not align with the profession's collective values. The authors of each article address value-based conflicts in counseling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • LGBT
  • counselor training
  • ethics
  • litigation
  • religion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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