“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning




Resource Library

ethics9There are a range of books, resources, guidelines, which may help us in our guidance work.  However, some older publications may not mirror current practice.  For example, the new ETB model has replaced the VECs.  However, broad principles within various publications may still inform our work.


CDVEC (2003). Ethical Practice Guidelines for CDVEC Guidance Counsellors and Psychologists

Code of Professional Practice and Ethical Principles

Institute of Guidance Counsellors Code of Ethics:

Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Code of Ethics:

Guidance for Life:

An Integrated Framework for Lifelong Learning in Ireland

NCGE Research Code of Ethics:

Code of Ethics


Grenz, S.J. & Smith, J. T. (2003). Pocket dictionary of ethics. InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Kitchener, K. S. (1988). Dual role relationships: What makes them so problematic? Journal of Counseling & Development, 67(4), pp. 217-221.

Stein, R., Lane, I., O'Sullivan, A., Kiely, A. (2010) Kerry Adult Guidance and Information Service (KAGS) Guiding Principles and Code of Professional Practice.

Van Hoose, W.H. & Paradise, L.V. (1979). Ethics in counselling and psychotherapy: Perspectives in issues and decision-making. Cranston, RI: Carroll Press.




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