“I would suggest that confidentiality comes in at a close second place for the core of our ethical conduct.”
“He had no reason to trust me. If I had been in his shoes, I wouldn’t have trusted me either.”
Our clients who are homeless need transportation, food, clothing and jobs. I know that we aren’t social workers, but those who work with the homeless have to think pragmatically.
“They are numbers in a system, not names. And they are identified by their crimes by probation officers, future potential employers and others. I would hate to be identified by my mistakes rather than by my character.”
We pride ourselves on cultural diversity as counselors, but I’m not confident that the blinders we wear allow us to really see how much we don’t see.