Humanizing a technological society: Ethical implications for the counselor

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A technological world is a human creation, and, as such, counselors share some responsibility for it. In this article the authors propose that counselors have an ethical obligation to look beyond the client to the environment as part of their assessment process and to develop preventive as well as remedial strategies aimed at mediating environmental effects on the individual.
in this article we discuss the relationship between environmental control and ethical responsibility, underscoring the need for comprehensive assessment of client problems, and present two vehicles through which counselors as change agents can use their skills to enhance communication between those who make decisions about technology and those affected by that technology.


Copyright 1986 Wiley

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Journal of Counseling & Development

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Earley, T. M., & Hulse, D. (1986). Humanizing a technological society: Ethical implications for the counselor. Journal of Counseling & Development, 64(5), 334-336. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.1986.tb01126.x.



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