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PSY632 Theory & Practice of Counseling Assignment No 01 Spring 2020 Solution & Discussion Due Date: 10-06-2020

PSY632 Theory & Practice of Counseling Assignment No 01 Spring 2020 Solution & Discussion Due Date: 10-06-2020

PSY632 Theory & Practice of Counseling Assignment 1 Solution & Discussion Spring 2020


Theory and Practice of Counseling (PSY632)  Assignment No.01

Due Date: 10.06.2020               Marks: 20

Lesson No: 06



 Assignment objectives: 

Upon the successful completion of this assignment students will be able to: develop a better understanding of unethical behaviors of counselors.


Dear students

You have read about certain unethical behaviors done by counselors during their professional practice. Read the pertinent lesson carefully and identify the unethical behavior of therapist in each scenario. You are also required to justify your stance by providing logical explanation.











A therapist has practiced individual psychoanalysis for more than 8 years. After completing a five hours workshop on family therapy, he claims to have expertise in this therapy and starts offering family therapy sessions

to clients.




A counselor took three counseling sessions with a client Mrs. Brown who has experienced abuse by her husband (Mr. Brown). After the death of Mr. Brown, counselor publically reveals that his client (Mrs. Brown)

experienced abused by her husband (Mr. Brown).




Mr. X is a junior clerk in a community mental center which is supervised by a therapist. Due to his family

issues, Mr. X experiences some psychological problems.





Rather going to another therapist, he asks his supervisor (therapist) for treatment. His supervisor agrees to be his therapist outside the work relationship and provides

counseling session.




A client with specific phobia comes to therapist for treatment. Therapist tells the client that they will work together for 3 months. During session, client reveals that he is having financial problem. Therapist requests an agency to pay for client’s need. After few moths agency stops paying for client’s needs. Client again approaches the therapist stating his financial issues (though he is no longer his client) and therapist spends his own personal

funds to support client.




A therapist is assisting a client to decide what movie he is going to see on weekend. Client loves horror movies while therapist hates them. During their conversation, therapist shakes his head every time when client points toward a horror movie. In the end client decides to see a

comedy movie.




Marking scheme:

Correct Identification: 2*5=10 Correct Justification: 2*5=10



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Important Instructions:

Please read the following instructions carefully before attempting the assignment solution.



  • Make sure that you upload the solution file before the due date. No assignment will be accepted through e-mail once the solution has been uploaded by the instructor.


Formatting guidelines:

  • Use the font style “Times New Roman”/ “Arial” and font size “12”.
  • It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word
  • Use black and blue font colors Solution guidelines:
  • Every student will work individually and has to write in the form of an analytical assignment.
  • Give the answer according to
  • For acquiring the relevant knowledge don’t rely only on handouts but watch the video lectures and use other reference books


Rules for Marking:

Please note that your assignment will not be graded or graded as Zero (0) if:

  • It has been submitted after due date
  • The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt
  • It is in any format other than doc (MS. Word)
  • It is cheated or copied from other students, internet, books, journals etc…

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