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Ch 4: Ethics & School Counseling

About This Chapter

Study these lessons to learn more about ethics and school counseling. This chapter will provide you with information regarding the ethical standards related to counseling students of various backgrounds.

Ethics & School Counseling - Chapter Summary

You can use this chapter to increase your understanding of ethical considerations associated with school counseling. Our lessons focus on counseling students from a variety of backgrounds. Additionally, these lessons cover ethical concerns related to technology. Completing this chapter will help you learn more about:

  • Ethics and privacy in relation to technology
  • Why ethics is important in counseling and the duty to refer
  • Multicultural and religious counseling
  • Considerations for counseling gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people
  • Ethical standards from the American School Counselor Association and the American Counseling Association (ACA)

Our short, focused lessons can be accessed at any time to make studying this subject convenient. We provide self-assessment quizzes throughout the chapter that allow you to test your understanding of this facet of counseling. If you have questions regarding any part of these lessons, you can contact our counseling experts for assistance.

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: Ethics & School Counseling
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ethical Guidelines for Technology Use in Schools

1. Ethical Guidelines for Technology Use in Schools

Technology is gradually revolutionizing the classroom. However, it also comes with certain risks. Learn about some of the ethical concerns around the use of technology in schools, and what to consider when developing guidelines.

Impact of Technology on Privacy

2. Impact of Technology on Privacy

Technology has a number of social and ethical implications that cause debate and concern. One specific issue is privacy. Information technology has opened up society and decreased privacy. This lesson will explore a number of privacy issues that are of concern, including electronic surveillance, availability of personal information, cookies and spyware, and workplace monitoring.

The Importance of Ethics in Counseling

3. 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.

What is Multicultural Counseling?

4. What is Multicultural Counseling?

Multicultural awareness is very important in counseling. This lesson will tell you what multicultural counseling involves and how to be an effective multicultural counselor. We'll follow a school counselor as he prepares himself for a new role with culturally diverse students.

Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered People

5. Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered People

In many ways, counseling LGBT clients is just like counseling straight clients. But in other ways, LGBT clients face specific challenges that straight clients might not face. In this lesson, we'll look at how to counsel LGBT clients.

Religious and Spiritual Development in Counseling

6. Religious and Spiritual Development in Counseling

Religious or spiritual discussions do not just happen in churches. This lesson looks into spiritual and religious counseling done by therapists and why it is of interest to clients.

Counseling Limitations & Duty to Refer

7. Counseling Limitations & Duty to Refer

In this lesson, we will discuss personal limitations that might affect counseling relationships and describe the importance of understanding the counselor's duty to refer.

American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counselors

8. American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counselors

In this lesson, we'll review the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) code of ethics for school counselors. We'll also discuss issues related to parental rights, dual responsibilities, confidentiality, and responsibilities to students and school administrators.

American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics

9. American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics

This lesson will review the American Counseling Association (ACA) code of ethics as it applies to school counselors. The nine sections of the ACA ethical code will be reviewed, and a brief overview of each will be provided.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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