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COUN 620. Ethics in Mental Health Counseling

Credits: 3
Department: Counseling & Community Psychology
Description: Codes of ethics, laws, and regulations applicable to counseling and professional standards of performance.
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply history and philosophy of the clinical mental health counseling profession to aid in case conceptualization.
2. Define professional mental health counselor roles, functions, and relationships with other human service providers, including strategies for interagency/interorganization collaboration and communication.
3. Identify counselors' roles and responsibilities as members of an interdisciplinary emergency management response team during a local, regional, or national crisis, disaster or other trauma-causing event in written exercises.
4. Model counseling supervision models, practices, and processes including self care strategies appropriate to the counselor role.
5. Describe the role and process of the professional counselor advocating on behalf of the profession and show understanding in contemporary advocacy projects.
6. Apply ethical standards of ACA, professional organizations and credentialing bodies, and applications of ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling as demonstrated in written assignments.
7. Identify professional organizations, including membership benefits, activities, services to members, and current issues.
8. Name professional credentialing, including certification, licensure, and accreditation practices and standards, and the effects of public policy on these issues.

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