Personal Values Paper

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Personal values play a big part in our lives. The development of our personal values is an ongoing process, and is subject to change based on what we feel is most important to us. Life is full of twists and turns and may cause us to readjust our priorities. However, as a human service professional it is important to understand what our values are and how we can benefit those that we serve.
I value doing things that help me live a healthier lifestyle. I understand that it is important to take care of myself by eating healthy, exercising, and doing my best to alleviate stress. If I don’t take care of myself I will not be in any shape to help anyone else. When I was younger my values were materialistic. I was more concerned about what I
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However, if the husband is speaking to me in confidentiality and I decide to share that information with his wife I would risk losing his trust which further jeopardizes the attempt to reconcile the marriage.

Psychologist must also adhere to a code of conduct when giving psychological tests in the courtroom and lie detector tests. “They maintain knowledge of relevant scientific and professional information related to the services they render, and they recognize the need for ongoing education.”(Freeman, S. J. 2000) Psychologist must function in their boundary of competence. Their main objective should be to “take reasonable steps to ensure the competence of their work and to protect patients, clients, students, research participants and others from harm.” (Freeman, S. J. 2000)

In conclusion, my personal values are an important indicator of how successful I will be as a human service professional. The goal is to ensure quality and safety to the client and the community. We must realize that there are boundaries. As human service professionals we will not have all of the answers. Whenever in doubt, the best thing to do is refer back to the policy for the agency or consult a supervisor. Personal values and ethical standards go hand in hand. Human service professionals must conduct themselves in a way that shows respect, care, and empathy. It we fail to see a situation through the