About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering ethics or legal issues in counseling material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn counseling ethics and legal issues. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding legal and ethical issues in counseling
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning career counseling (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about counseling ethics and legal issues
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra counseling learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Ethics & Legal Issues in Counseling chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Ethics & Legal Issues in Counseling chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any ethics or legal question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an ethics and legal issues unit of a standard career counseling course. Topics covered include:
- Criminal and civil liabilities
- The rights of minor children in counseling
- Counseling ethics and their importance
- Legal considerations in career counseling
1. Civil and Criminal Liability and the Rights of Minors in Counseling
In this lesson, we will learn about legal issues counselors need to consider when going into practice, such as general information on civil and criminal liability, malpractice, expert and lay witnesses, premature termination, and the rights of minors.
2. The Importance of Ethics in Counseling
In this lesson, we will be looking at the ethical issues a new counselor should be familiar with and prepared to handle. These issues include things breaching confidentiality and financial issues.
3. Legal Issues in Counseling
In this lesson, we will be looking at the legal issues in counseling. We will be discussing the importance of credentialing, what the client's rights are regarding their records, privileged communication, duty to report child abuse, and duty to warn.
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