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On becoming ethical counselors: measuring counseling ethics competency


Zakaria, Noor Syamilah and Subarimaniam, Neerushah and Wan Jaafar, Wan Marzuki and Mohd Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi and Saripan, M. Iqbal (2019) On becoming ethical counselors: measuring counseling ethics competency. In: 5th International Conference on Educational Research and Practice (ICERP) 2019, 22-23 Oct. 2019, Palm Garden Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia. (pp. 647-652).


The Board of Counselors (Malaysia) supports advancing the registered counselors through excellence practices in counseling ethics competency. Ethics competency is salient to ensure fair and consistent ethical decision-making process; protect clients and public in general; promote practices that reflect openness to growth, change and collaboration; create and strengthen standards that reflect the society needs; respect the diversity of instructional approaches and strategies; as well as encourage program improvement and best practices. Although the significance of counseling ethics competency is evident, to date there is limited empirical research to measure counseling ethics competency, and there is no valid and reliable instrument available to measure counseling ethics competency among registered counselors. This research aims to develop an instrument to measure counseling ethics competency, determine perceived level of counseling ethics competency, and determine factors that influence counseling ethics competency. The research will involve a survey using an instrument developed during the initial stage of research and the participants will be all Malaysian registered counselors working at various settings. The researchers will employ cluster sampling in recruiting the participants. This research will describe the outline of counseling ethics competency among Malaysian registered counselors and will also provide insights for counselor educators to have more thoughtfulness in teaching and learning endeavors within the scope of counselor education training programs. Future scope may not just to focus on traits, characters and skills building to produce good counselors; but to emphasis more on ethics comprehension towards best practices of ethics application and internalization to become self-sufficient counselors.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Counseling ethics; Counseling ethics competencies; Registered counselors
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2020 01:35
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 01:35
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/76858
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