Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Coun 570 Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling

Designed to further develop the professional identity of counselors by studying the content and application of the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, and related professional organizations. Also addresses legal issues in counseling and laws that affect the practice of counseling. Course content includes respecting diversity; client welfare; informed consent; confidentiality and privileged communication; records, technology, and court subpoenas; competence and malpractice; boundary issues; child and adolescent clients; family and group counseling; evaluation, testing, and diagnosis; supervision and consultation, conducting research and methods of resolving ethical and legal issues.


  • Up one level
  • 500