Analysis of the Reported Ethical Complaints and Violations to the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, 2006–2013

Michael T. Hartley, Brenda Y. Cartwright

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Abstract

This study reviewed ethical complaints and violations received from Fiscal Year 2006–2013 by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. There were 71 complaints, of which 37 cases (52.1%) progressed to full adjudication. Of the cases involving a violation, more than half (56.4%) involved ethical misconduct pertaining to role and relationship boundaries, client rights and welfare, and honest and responsible conduct. Strategies to ameliorate common violations as well as define and promote the ethical behavior of all Certified Rehabilitation Counselors are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-164
Number of pages11
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 2015

Keywords

  • credentialing
  • ethics
  • professionalism
  • rehabilitation counseling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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