Ethical Issues Related to the Use of Technology in Clinical Supervision

Harriet L. Glosoff, Edina Renfro-Michel, Sudha Nagarajan

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This chapter focuses on ethical guidelines that are available for counseling supervisors and the underlying ethical principles and virtues to consider in the use of technology-assisted supervision (TAS). It establishes some shared language and concepts related to professional ethics before discussing ethical issues specific to counseling supervision and to TAS. The chapter briefly reviews common terms, the purpose of ethics codes, and the principles and virtues most closely associated with counseling ethics and ethical decision making. The American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics details ethical considerations for practice of counseling, consultation, supervision, teaching, and scholarship. Maintaining client confidentiality and client welfare is of primary importance to counselors and supervisors and a focus of professional ethics codes and federal laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUsing Technology to Enhance Clinical Supervision
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781119268499
ISBN (Print)9781556203480
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2016


  • American Counseling Association
  • Client confidentiality
  • Client welfare
  • Clinical supervision
  • Ethical principles
  • Professional ethics
  • Technology-assisted supervision
  • Virtue ethics


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