Course Description for Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in School Counseling
Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in School Counseling
Description: Students in this course will survey ethical, legal, and professional issues facing the school counselor. School counselors function in an environment regulated by state and federal laws, court decisions, certification, cultural diversity issues and school board rules. Using case studies, students will explore and demystify some of the legal complexities through an exploration of American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice, federal law, case law, state statutes, multi-cultural community standards and school board rules. Students will learn how these assist in the protection of students, parents and the school counselor. Students will host a conference and present their research projects from EDF 6480 at this conference.