Professional Ethics and Issues   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

CC 547 - Professional Ethics and Issues

The course examines the professional, ethical, and legal issues related to the practice of professional counseling. Issues considered include privacy, privilege, confidentiality and its limitations, informed consent, patients’ rights, malpractice, patient-therapist relationships, and other regulations influencing the practice of counseling and psychotherapy. Additionally, the course examines the major decision making models used for analyzing ethical dilemmas. Relevant statutes and laws in the State of Illinois are also covered. (3 credits)