Dilemmas in Psychological Counseling: Experience from Slovakia

Volume 5-Issue 2
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This study is a contribution to the discussion about current discourses in psychological counseling with respect to experiencing helplessness in the work with clients, which appears in the dilemma situations. The aim of the study was to identify the nature of the ethical dilemmas, the way of their solving and the obstacles that prevent to solve them. It was realized qualitative research by applying semi-structured interview in counselors (N=40) offering psychological services in three different areas (school, private practice, university). To understand the ethical dilemma, to analyze it correctly and find the adequate way to solve it effectively help protect not only client, but also the psychologist.


  • Ethical dilemma
  • Psychological counseling
  • Semi-structured interview
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