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DPL08 Professionalism/Ethics In Astrology
9 Class Meetings
Ethics and ethical habits are an integral part of any professional practice, including astrology. In fact, we could say that one cannot be a professional without adhering to ethical standards. The two go hand in glove.
This course is geared for astrologers in all phases and types of practice, whether they are students, consult with clients, are research astrologers, astrological writers, administrators, attend conferences, participate in collegial relationships, or talk to the public about astrology.
Every profession has unique situations pertaining to the nature of its business and practice, but there is a basic foundation of ethical adherence that is common to all professions. A complete course in Ethics for astrologers requires critical thinking and a willingness to successfully dismantle complex ethical dilemmas that will inevitably arise in the course of your astrological journey or career.
The course is divided into two main parts:
Required Class Reference Materials:
Class Meeting 1: Introduction. The what and why of Ethics. Responsibility for Ethical Practice.
Read: Ethics, Responsibility and Astrological Conscience, and More on Ethics and Conscience in Astrology by Dorothy Oja
Class Meeting 2: Class 2: ISAR Ethics Standards and Guidelines.
This is the longest code of Ethics in the astrological community and the one that caused the most furor at its inception. Some history of Ethics Evolution within the Astrological community.
Responsibilities to Clients.Read: ISAR Ethics Standards and Guidelines
Class Meeting 3: Class 3: NCGR , AFA and AFAN Ethics Codes
Read: Chapter19/Gerstman - from Issues and Ethics, edited by G.Perry
Class Meeting 4: Do no Harm – Power and Dependence Issues – Boundaries
Read: Chapter5/Mulligan; Chapter7/Grasse; - from Issues and Ethics, edited by G.Perry
Class Meeting 5: Confidentiality
Read: Chapter2/Arner - from Issues and Ethics, edited by G.Perry
Class Meeting 6: Sexual Issues with Clients
Read: Chapter 14,15,16/Cunningham/Kidd/Baily/Perry – from Issues and Ethics, edited by G.Perry
Class Meeting 7: Counseling, Collegial Relationships
Read: Chapter9/Becker; Chapter10/Kochunas - from Issues and Ethics, edited by G.Perry
Class Meeting 8: Intellectual Property
Read: Comments in ISAR NL re: Intellectual Property (will be sent to you via email).
Class Meeting 9: Prediction/Accuracy, Continuing Education
Read: Chapter12/Merriman; Chapter 13/Perry - from Issues and Ethics, edited by G.Perry
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