What is the ethical course of action? (NEED HELP)

Nov 2020
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Malaysia
Case
Dr Rose practiced as a psychotherapist for many years before joining a university as a senior professor. In a graduate course of Individual Psychotherapy, she had to cover nine different theoretical approaches to therapy. However, she devoted 9 weeks out of 14 weeks of her lectures to cognitive-behavioral approach. She told students, “This is the only theory of therapy that you need to know to be competent.” Besides, she noticed that one student, Andy, had failed to show up for four consecutive classes. Dr Rose confronted Andy and Andy wept about his painful loss of a 7-year relationship with his partner. Besides, he revealed that he was a stockbroker and had suffered from panic attacks for approximately one year. He felt Dr Rose could serve as a resource. He was not necessarily seeking therapy but was hoping that some reading might assist him in coping with his disorder. Dr Rose suggested that he purchase two self-help books that she had often recommended to her patients in her clinical practice. The following weeks Andy again sought out Dr Rose and asked for more consultations. In every consultation, Dr Rose would not hesitate to seek some information from Andyabout high-yield dividend stock. The situation rapidly became further complicated when Andy disclosed that he felt guilty and anxious about having plagiarized parts of the coursework given by Dr Rose. Additionally, he did poorly in the examination set by Dr Rose. Despite his poor performance, Dr Rose hoped to award him Grade B.

As an individual member, discuss ONE ethical course of action that you would consider taking to solve and/or avoid (depending on the nature of the case) the ethical issues discussed in 2(i) if you were the psychologist in the case.