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An ethical concept, and in most states it is the legal duty of therapists not to disclose information about a client privileged communication a leg an concept that generally bars the disclosure of confidential communications in a legal preceding.
Ideal for instructors who do not specialize in the topics presented, and for students who are learning about the counseling profession, ethical, legal, and professional issues in counseling includes numerous case studies throughout not only to highlight difficult situations faced by counselors, but also to give readers the benefit of the. Because of their professional/ethical presence, ie, sensitivity, ethical commitment and ethical courage (4) levels of professional and ethical development identify your current developmental levels and indicate how it has and will likely impact your work as a counselor suggest ways in which you can facilitate further development 4.
Any type of counseling profession involves ethics, but the fact that school counselors are working with minors and during crucial stages in their emotional and mental development makes being aware of ethical standards and issues even more important.
Of integrity, leadership and professionalism the asca ethical standards for school counselors were developed in consulta-tion with state school counseling associations, school counselor educators, school counseling state and district leaders and school counselors across the nation to clarify the norms, values and beliefs of the profession.