EDGC 668. Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling.

(3-0-3); I, II.

Prerequisite: EDGC 656. This course will examine legal and ethical aspects relevant to professional issues in counseling. Current legislation impacting the profession of counseling in various settings will be examined as will recent case law. Ethical codes of the major professional organizations will be examined as will related codes of certification and licensure bodies. Special attention will be given to issues such as the rights of minors, emancipated minors, HIV status, and others.