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COUN533. Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling

Legal and ethical issues and practices are integral to the professional counselor. This course will examine topics such as confidentiality, ethical competence, professional relationships, testing and malpractice as outlined in the American Counseling Association (ACA) code of ethics and the counseling profession. Emphasis will be placed upon critical thinking and the development of skills in evaluating and resolving ethical dilemmas encountered in a mental health counseling practice.