PYD 601: Professional Orientation & Ethics
Synonym:56520 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Wednesdays 9/3 - 12/17 (9:00AM-11:29AM)
Competency Area: Professional Identity
Required of and restricted to fall 2008 entering CMHC I and SA/AC I students.
This course provides an introduction to the field of mental health counseling. It will include topics such as the history and current status of the profession, professional organizations and credentialing, the roles and functions of the mental health counselor, including advocacy for the profession. The role of the counselor as a social change agent and advocate for social justice will be emphasized. A major portion of the course is the study of ethical practice, which will cover AMHCA and ACA codes and standards, as well as legal issues in counseling practice. In addition, use of technology in counseling, and professional writing and communication standards will be covered.