PY 686: Pro Sem in Counseling I

Synonym:

63732 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Kimberley Burden

Credits:

3

Seats:

5

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Tuesdays 9/1 - 12/15 (12:45PM-3:15PM)

Description:

Emphasis: Ethics
Required of and restricted to DMT II students.
Take with PYP 695, Practicum in Counseling I.

The Professional Seminar will focus on the ethical standards and legal issues related to clinical practice. Students will become familiar with the American Counseling Association Code of Ethical Standards, the ADTA Code of Ethics and the various statutory requirements that impact on the work with clients. The student will be able to recognize the ethical principles and legal issues related to the counselor role and to utilize this knowledge in their work with clients and colleagues. The student will be able to make case formulations and diagnostic statements, to demonstrate skills in treatment planning and to identify strategies for clinical interventions with clients and systems. The seminar also provides a vehicle for integrating internship experiences, conceptual material, and one's personal style and development as a mental health professional.