A combined approach to teaching counselling ethics: a preliminary study


SİVİŞ ÇETİNKAYA R.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING, vol.47, no.3, pp.274-282, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03069885.2017.1379594
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-282
  • Keywords: Counsellor education, ethics, experiental learning, teaching methods, counselling ethics, EDUCATION

Abstract

This preliminary study investigated the impact of a combined approach (using didactic and experiential methods) to teaching a counselling ethics course on graduate students' ethical judgements and confidence levels. Students (N=15) enrolled in a 15-week ethics course responded to the Turkish form of Gibson and Pope's (1993. The ethics of counselling: A national survey of certified counsellors. Journal of Counselling & Development, 71, 330-336. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6676.1993.tb02222.x) ethical judgements survey at pre and posttest. Non-parametric McNemar's and Wilcoxon tests were used in data analysis. Pre and posttest judgements of items regarding dual relationships differred significantly, and their level of confidence increased significantly with a large effect size. Discussion of results and recommendations for future research are provided.