Locate a minimum of two current scholarly articles (published within the last 10 years from the professional literature) that address counselor safety and two articles that address client safety in counseling situations, for a total of four articles. Tip: You may need to look at multiple disciplines, such as counseling, social work, emergency and crisis journals, and so on.
In your own words, evaluate the key points of the articles, such as the author’s recommendations, and describe the issues related to counselor and client safety.
Evaluate the key elements of the risks to counselor and client safety associated with the types of crises you may work with in your community. Key elements of risk are discussed throughout crisis assessment in your textbook, such as assessing for lethality, determining if mental instability is present, or if substance use is involved.
Discuss the procedures for identifying trauma and abuse and for reporting abuse when safety issues arise for the counselor or the client.
Note: A template for your APA-formatted paper is included in the assignment Resources. Use the template to present the assignment criteria in an organized way. The headings guide you to the criteria, and the details that are included describe what is necessary to complete the assignment to a distinguished degree.
Content: Prepare a comprehensive paper that includes all sections described above.
Components: The paper must include a title page, abstract, and reference list.
Written communication: Develop accurate written communication and thoughts that convey the overall goals of the project and do not detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA guidelines for style and format.
Number of pages: Use the Unit 7 Assignment Template linked in the Resources. The body of the paper should fall within 4–6 pages, excluding the title page, abstract, and reference list.
Number of resources: Minimum of 4 current resources, published within the last 15 years.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.
There is no indent on an abstract. An abstract is a paragraph that summarizes the most important parts of the entire paper. It briefly allows your reader to quickly obtain an overview of your writing. It is an accurate reflection of the purpose and content of the text written in clear and concise language within the limit of 150 to 250 words.
Research on Counselor and Client Safety
Include the title of your paper centered at the top of the page, not bolded; it is not considered a heading. This first section is your paper’s introduction. Notethat it does not have a heading (Introduction); its position at the beginning of the body of the paper implies that it is the introduction. In the body of your paper, indent the first line of each paragraph. As always, use double spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1.0 margins all around the page layout. For the purposes of this assignment, simply replace this text with a brief paragraph in your own words introducing the topic and informing the reader of the organization of the paper.
Research on Counselor Safety
Research and summarize at least two articles that address counselor safety. In Chapter 4 of your text (James & Gilliland, 2013, p. 90), personal safety is shown to be an ethical, legal and professional response in counseling practice. Provide an analysis on how you envision addressing your own safety as you work with clients.
Research on Client Safety
Research and summarizes at least two articles that address client safety. James and Gilliland (2013) made reference to client safety in Chapters 3, 4, and 6. Provide an analysis on how you envision addressing client safety in your work with clients. You can include strengths that you have that will support your work, as well are potential areas of challenge.
Key Elements of Risk
Summarize the key elements of potential risks to client and counselor safety. Describe the issues with an example of a specific crisis situation in relation to at least one key element. Key elements of risk are discussed throughout crisis assessment in your textbook, such as assessing for lethality, determining if mental instability is present, or if substance use is involved. Chapter 6 is particularly helpful in the assessment process of a telephone or distance counseling client or a severely disturbed caller.
Evaluate the recommendations for managing risks identified in your research and discussed in the section above. Use a specific example of evidence-based practice to support the recommended risk management.
Cite your textbook and at least four scholarly articles in your paper. The reference below provides an example citation for an article.
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