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COOL631. Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling

This course provides an overview of the school counseling profession with an emphasis on the application of ethical and legal processes to current school issues. The course explores the basics of ethics, values, and morals against the backdrop of school counseling. Ethical and legal issues are analyzed including: informed consent, confidentiality and privileged communications, records, technology and, professionalism and malpractice, resolving legal and ethical issues, codes of ethics and standards of practice. 3 semester hours