Virtue ethics focus on the motives that guide ethical decision making and action, and as such, are critical to the competent application of the counseling profession’s ethical codes. Knowledge of virtue ethics deepens understanding of moral responsibilities and ethical reasoning in professional practice. This paper is an overview of virtue ethics and discusses its relevance for school counselors and counselor educators.
Felicia Wilczenski and Amy Cook. "Virtue ethics in school counseling: A framework for decision-making" Journal of School Counseling 9.7 (2011): 1-14.
American School Counselor Association