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Ch 4: Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues in Counseling

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The Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling chapter of this Mental Health Study Guide course is the simplest way to master professional, ethical and legal issues in counseling. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of the professional, ethical and legal issues in counseling.

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Students Will Review:

  • Why ethics is important in counseling
  • Legal issues in counseling
  • Civil and criminal liability and the legal rights of minors in counseling
  • Issues in mental health and ethics
  • The deinstitutionalization movement in the 1960s and other important mental health issues
  • Issues with psychological classification systems
  • Cultural factors, empirical evidence and treatment effectiveness

15 Lessons in Chapter 4: Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues in Counseling
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The Importance of Ethics in Counseling

1. 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.

Legal Issues in Counseling

2. 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.

Civil and Criminal Liability and the Rights of Minors in Counseling

3. 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.

Ethical Issues & Mental Health: Right to Treatment, Informed Consent & Confidentiality

4. Ethical Issues & Mental Health: Right to Treatment, Informed Consent & Confidentiality

When someone goes to see a mental health professional, they have legal and ethical rights that are meant to protect them. In this lesson, we'll explore three major rights of patients: confidentiality, the right to treatment, and informed consent.

Deinstitutionalization Movement of the 1960s and Other Mental Health Issues

5. Deinstitutionalization Movement of the 1960s and Other Mental Health Issues

In the 1960s, a social movement resulted in the widespread deinstitutionalization of mentally ill patients across America. In this lesson, we'll examine the causes and effects of deinstitutionalization, as well as the rights of mentally ill patients.

Issues in Psychological Classifications: Reliability, Validity & Labeling

6. Issues in Psychological Classifications: Reliability, Validity & Labeling

In order to help with diagnosis, psychologists classify mental disorders according to a group of symptoms. However, there are some problems with classification. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the common issues that arise with psychological classification.

Issues in Mental Health Treatment: Cultural Factors, Effectiveness & Empirical Validation

7. Issues in Mental Health Treatment: Cultural Factors, Effectiveness & Empirical Validation

Although psychological treatment continues to improve, there are still some issues in this area. In this lesson, we'll look closer at cultural factors that affect treatment and the difficulty of proving treatment effectiveness via empirical validation.

Compassion Fatigue: Definition, Causes & Statistics

8. Compassion Fatigue: Definition, Causes & Statistics

In this lesson, we will explore the definition and causes of compassion fatigue. The statistics associated with compassion fatigue will also be reviewed in this lesson.

Compassion Fatigue: Symptoms & Treatments

9. Compassion Fatigue: Symptoms & Treatments

In this lesson, we are going to look at a condition affecting many healthcare professionals. Information about the symptoms and treatments associated with compassion fatigue will be covered.

Compassion Fatigue vs. Burnout

10. Compassion Fatigue vs. Burnout

In this lesson you'll learn how two commonly interchanged words are similar yet very different in some ways. These terms are compassion fatigue and burnout.

Compassion Fatigue in Nursing

11. Compassion Fatigue in Nursing

Nurses have to deal with a lot of serious situations, but one thing the public doesn't see is equally difficult, that of compassion fatigue. This lesson describes compassion fatigue and covers some of its possible signs, symptoms, and interventions.

Compassion Fatigue: Process & Effects

12. Compassion Fatigue: Process & Effects

Compassion fatigue is a very real issue that can affect those that are caregivers for others. In this lesson, we will learn about how compassion fatigue occurs and what the effects of it are.

How to Prevent Compassion Fatigue

13. How to Prevent Compassion Fatigue

In this lesson you will explore helpful measures that health care providers can use to help to prevent compassion fatigue including self-reflection, self-care, separating home and family life, and utilizing available resources.

Deinstitutionalization: Definition & History

14. Deinstitutionalization: Definition & History

The history of deinstitutionalization in the United States is intriguing. This lesson reviews the history of deinstitutionalization and the benefits and consequences associated.

Deinstitutionalization: Pros & Cons

15. Deinstitutionalization: Pros & Cons

Deinstitutionalization was created in the 1960s to move institutionalized people to private care instead of care run by the state. This lesson discusses the pros and cons of this drastic change.

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