2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

CPS 530 Professional Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling

This course is designed to provide an overview of the ethical and legal practices in the field of counseling, with a specific focus upon the professional issues of practice including practice specializations. The Codes of Ethics of national and professional counseling organizations will be reviewed. An overview of the state/local statutes that govern the practice of counseling will also be provided. A study of ethical principles as they apply to situations of counseling will be conducted by means of investigating the standards and their dimensions of application through case study. Students will be expected to grow in their level of judgment for decision-making in the context of ethical dilemmas and challenges. 3 credits.