Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling

3 Units    |    Term 1

This course addresses the field of professional ethics and related professional conduct issues and explores legal issues in the fields of counseling and applied psychology. The combination of lectures, seminar discussion, and problem-solving exercises prepares students to develop and maintain a school counseling program by developing in them a professional identity and giving them an understanding of the scope of their responsibilities. School counselors have a responsibility to uphold the standards of their profession, including adherence to ethical standards and practices to protect their clients, and this course helps students fulfill that responsibility.