Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Counseling

This course covers legal and ethical issues involved in the delivery of human services and counseling. Issues addressed include ethical standards for therapists, the role of the mental health professional in the legal system, and standards of ethical practice for counselors. The student will consider the possible legal consequences of treatment decisions and approaches. This course will provide an understanding of all aspects of professional functioning including history, roles, ethics, standards and credentialing.