PSY 511
Professional Ethics and the Law
Online Course

PSY 511 Professional Ethics and the Law

3 Semester Units

Professional Ethics and the Law helps current and future professionals deal with ethical issues they may encounter at various stages in their career. Central issues in ethical practices are presented, diverse views on these issues are explored, and students are encouraged to refine their own thinking and to actively develop their own positions. The role of the therapist’s personal values in the counseling relationship is discussed, the ethical responsibilities and rights of clients and therapists are presented, and the considerations involved in adapting counseling practices to diverse client populations are explored.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the differences among legal standards, ethical standards, and best practice.
  • Examine the major challenges facing the counseling profession today.
  • Identify the characteristics of a “culturally competent counselor.”
  • Examine some steps that counselors should take to safeguard the welfare of their clients.

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