Legal Issues in Counseling


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Counselor licensure is _____.

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1. Duty to warn protects _____.

2. Counselors reporting child abuse _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The legal issues confronting counselors are many, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the terms surrounding this topic. The quiz covers many vocabulary terms from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions or concepts of:

  • Counselor licensure
  • Duty to Warn
  • Reporting of Child Abuse
  • Privileged Communications
  • Client Records

Skills Practiced

This quiz & worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as client confidentiality and privileged communication
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of state licensure of counselors and how it can assure minimum standards for the profession
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding privileged communications and how it protects clients during legal proceedings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about client confidentiality and the exceptions thereof

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Legal Issues in Counseling. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define client confidentiality and the exceptions to this rule
  • Understand how licensing laws impact the counseling profession
  • Understand how privileged communications between counselor and client can be protected in a court of law