Professional Identity

Curriculum Vita

Dr. Dalton’s Curriculum Vita includes education, professional experience, licensure, teaching experience, professional affiliations, and professional references.

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Dr. Dalton’s Statement of Teaching Philosophy includes his goals as an instructor as well as how he works to meet these goals as a counselor educator.

Integrative Statement of Theory and Faith

The Personal Integration of Theory and Faith involves the incorporation of established counseling theory into Dr. Dalton’s understanding of core scriptural principals.  He believes this integration successfully blends these two areas together.

Case Presentation of Ethical Dilemma

Ethical dilemmas are faced regularly by counselors.  When facing ethical dilemmas, counselors should consider the relevant codes of the American Counseling Association‘s Code of Ethics (2005).  Additionally, counselors should make decisions about ethical dilemmas with proper supervision and/or consultation.  Finally, decisions should be made in keeping with an ethical decision making model such as the model by Forester-Miller and Davis (2006) or the model proposed by Corey, Corey, and Callanan (2007).

One ethical dilemma that counselors sometimes face concerns the confidentiality of adolescents when parents desire knowledge about what has been shared in counseling sessions.  In Adolescent Confidentiality From Parents: An Ethical Dilemma, Dr. Dalton presents a vignette of Herman, an LPC faced with a dilemma of whether to communicate information a teenage client has shared with him to the father of the client who is demanding information.  Relevant codes of the ACA Code of Ethics are considered, and the decision making model of Corey, Corey, and Callanan is applied within this discussion.