ethics course paper 2

i want 4 FULL pages double-spaced (not including title and references).

include in text citations and references


In order to complete this assignment, you will need to read and consider the following hypothetical scenario.

Assume that you are a mental health clinician who is working in a mental health center as a mental health caseworker. You are working with a client that verbally admitted to you during a session that she was physically abusing her children by smacking them with objects and hitting them on the face and arms to the point where bruising was present.

At the conclusion of the session, you attempt to contact your supervisor to report the information gathered in the session and seek guidance on what should be done. However, your supervisor just left for an unannounced vacation earlier in the day. You then talk to the person who is covering for your supervisor, and that person verbally informs you to report the incident to Child Protective Services. Based on this directive, you elect to make the report.

When your supervisor returns from vacation, she determines that you incorrectly made a report to another agency, and that the supervisor who was covering for her was in error. Your supervisor then informs you that you overstepped your boundaries as a mental health caseworker. When you inform your supervisor that Child Protective Services substantiated your report, your supervisor informs you that you engaged in a breech of client confidentiality and places you on employment probation as a consequence for your actions.

Based on this scenario, you will need to craft a three to five page double-spaced essay that answers each of the questions below. Make sure to carefully consider all of the aspects of this scenario before answering the following questions in your essay.

Question #1: How do the doctrines of Duty to Protect and Duty to Warn apply to this scenario?

Question #2: Does this scenario justify a report to Child Protective Services? If yes, why? If no, why not?

Question #3: What are your thoughts concerning supervisor competence in this scenario? In other words, was the supervisor correct or incorrect with respect to the sanction she imposed? Provide a logical argument to support your position.

Question #4: What could have been done differently in this scenario?

Technical Instructions for the Course Paper Assignment

The instructions for the paper assignment are as follows:

1) The paper must be word-processed in Microsoft Word or in a computer format that is compatible with Microsoft Word. No handwritten papers will be accepted. There should be no typing errors on the paper that you turn in to complete the assignment.

2) Your completed paper should be a minimum of three full pages, and no more than five full pages. A full page has original text all the way to the bottom of the page.

3) Your paper must be double-spaced. You may use only one of the following fonts: Times, Geneva, or Helvetica. Regardless of the font you use, it must be 12-point font. Your paper must have a one-inch margin at the top, bottom, and sides of each page. Your paper must have page numbers. Your paper must have your name on the paper. Please be aware that the title page does not count as part of your overall page count. You must strictly adhere to these formatting requirements, or you will lose points on your paper!

4) The paper should be free of all grammatical errors and spelling errors! Be sure to check grammar, punctuation, and spelling before turning in your final project. Because you will be word-processing your paper, you will have access to a spell checker, and you will most likely have access to a grammar checker. Therefore, make sure that there are no errors in grammar or spelling. If there are any grammatical errors and/or spelling errors, you will lose points on your paper! Also, because you will be saving your answers in a Word document or a file format that is compatible with Word, you should make sure to save your work often so that your work does not disappear.