PYD 601: Professional Orientation & Ethics

Synonym:

66471 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Allison Smith

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Spring 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Wednesdays 1/20 - 5/5 (1:00PM-3:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Professional Identity
Required of and restricted to 2010 CMHC and CMHC-SAAC spring entering 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.