CNPS 586 (VRHC) | Ethics in Counselling Psychology

In this course students will exam the ethical, legal, and professional issues involved in the field of counselling psychology with a focus on the ethical issues that arise in the professional settings where graduates of counselling psychology are employed with a focus on vocational rehabilitation counselling.

Students will become familiar with ethical decision making and core ethical issues including confidentiality, professional competence, informed consent, multiple relationships, evaluation/assessment and ethical culture. Application of professional code of ethics to specific areas of practice (e.g., evaluation, assessment) and specific populations (e.g., disabled, ethnic) will be reviewed. Students will integrate knowledge from readings, collaborative on-line class discussion, analysis of case scenarios and guided independent research.

Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3