This assignment requires 2-3 pages in response to the case vignette below.
For this case you will identify the ethical and/or legal issues involved. Specify the ethical codes that pertain to it. List three possible courses of action that might be taken to resolve the issue, describe your decision-making process and describe which option you believe best upholds the ethical standards of the profession.
The assignment requires:
Evidence of academically mature insight and use of critical thinking skills.
Clear and thorough articulation of key points.
Compliance with APA paper source crediting and formatting standards.
Minimal to no grammar, spelling or basic writing errors
Dr. Jeff Jones has been a counselor in private practice for over five years. His office is in a suite of offices in downtown Chicago. The other offices are occupied by other mental health professionals. Dr. Jones treats adolescents and adults in his practice and often works from early in the morning to early evening. In recent weeks, Dr. Jones has been experiencing severe marital problems, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty relaxing. He often takes a drink or two in the evening to help him relax. He is having some difficulty recently getting to his appointments on time and also becomes quite distracted at times during his counseling sessions. His colleagues have noticed that he seems distracted and worried.
What are the ethical or legal issues pertinent to this scenario?
Are there any ethical issues or legal issues that must be considered by Dr. Jones’ colleagues in the nearby offices?