HOW DIRECTIVE AND WHEN SHOULD A THERAPIST BE DIRECTIVE IN A SESSION. Does it depend on context, milieu and therapy trying to perform? (“is the person putting themself in jeopardy or doing the same thing over and over again? And so, should we direct them to better behaviors?”) As therapists, we have to encourage and foster independence. How do we navigate the ethical line between being too directive or letting them find the solution on their own? The final paper is expected to cover a relevant legal or ethical issue in counseling and to include a discussion of the relevant ethical guidelines and the relevant literature, including legal literature or court decisions.