PRC-708 : Ethics & Professional Orientatiofor Counselors

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Psychology
Subject:
Professional Counseling
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course addresses the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association and related organizations (i.e., APA, NASW), and ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling. Examples of common ethical issues in professional counseling are presented and discussed. Professional roles, functions, and relationships with other human service providers, as well as the impact of professional organizations on the counseling profession, are explored. Requirements for professional credentialing such as the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) certification and licensure in Pennsylvania as a professional counselor will be discussed. The role of the professional counselor as an advocate for the profession will be explored. 3 credits