The following is a fictitious case which illustrates the ethical issues associated with bartering of mental health/psychological services in a small, tightly knit community. Consider both sides of the argument to develop a rationale for or against bartering by Henry, the counsellor in the fictitious situation. You may use an ethical decision-making model to help in reasoning out your response to the ethical dilemma contained in the scenario. Be sure to make reference to relevant ethical codes and standards and fundamental moral principles in your response. Henry is a counsellor and operates an outpatient substance abuse counselling program located in a small, isolated but tightly-knit community in Canada. Most of the clients in the program do not have health insurance for counselling. Mr. P has recently been referred to the program for his crack cocaine addiction problem. During the intake session, Henry ascertains that although Mr. P will benefit from the program, he is unable to pay for it. Mr. P. offers to provide general maintenance and office duties such as clearing snow in the driveway, filing and so on, in exchange for counselling services by Henry. The following rubric indicates those areas you should be focusing on in preparing your assignment, and how the professor will weigh these components relative to one another.
Criteria % of Final Grade
1. Presentation, Originality, Relevance, Insight (15%) Originality, relevance of references; insightful; clear and accurate citations and/or references; logical progression of ideas /15
2. Mastery of Material/ Comprehensiveness (70%)
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