Ethical Dilemma Verdicts (10 points each):
Each student will write and submit a formal verdict/decision for two ethical dilemmas that will be provided by the instructor. Verdicts must include the following:
1. A brief review of the salient issues of the case (approximately one paragraph; do not summarize the vignette, provide an overview of the ethical-legal issues under consideration); note mitigating issues
2. A brief listing of the potentially relevant ACA and ASCA principles, codes, and laws (e.g., not just those violated, but all that were relevant to the case and needed to be considered) and discussion of how they are relevant to the case
3. A verdict or decision and its rationale Verdicts should be three–four pages in length. Grading will be based on conformity to the abovestated requirements, the student’s demonstrated knowledge of the topic, and the quality of the rationale. Generally speaking, all of the vignettes are designed so that there is no definitively correct decision/verdict. Thus, the quality of the rationale will be evaluated on the extent to which the applicable principles, codes, and laws are applied consistently and coherently. See grading rubric for the verdicts in the toolbox. Cases for Verdict 2 Paper CASE You are leading a classroom guidance session on suicide that is integral to your internship contract and the goals of your school counseling training program. Your principal receives an emotional call from a parent. There has been a recent suicide in the family and the discussion in class has opened some deep wounds. As a result, the parent is angry that this topic is being discussed in school. How would you handle this situation as the school counselor? What ethical standards are relevant in this case?