APSY-GE 2651: Professional Orientation and Ethics Issues in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness

This course is an orientation to the profession of counseling and its ethical guidelines and to the specific professional specialization of mental health counseling. The course will include discussion of the history of the field and will address issues such as professional roles, functions, and relationships of counselors with other human service providers; licensure and certification issues; and the role of professional organizations in professional development and identity. The examination of the ethical guidelines of the professions and their application to the specialization of mental health counseling will include attention to processes and models of ethical decision-making.