Student Counselors’ Perceptions of Ethical Client Referrals
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Counseling and Values
The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics (American Counseling Association, 2014) distinguishes between competence‐based and value‐based referrals. This phenomenological research explored student counselors' (N = 10) perceptions of client referrals across a range of cognitive developmental positions. Findings indicated nuanced understandings of competence, values, referral processes, responsibilities of supervisors, and learning environments. Implications for counselor education and supervision are discussed.