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New England College    
 
    
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
2016-2017 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs

PS 5910 - Professional Orientation & Ethics of Mental Health Counseling (HU S)


This course will help students explore the relationship between the law, and the framework of ethics, and human service and mental health organizations. Legal duties and the rights of clients and providers will be discussed. The course will also provide a forum for the exploration and analysis of ethical questions and value dilemmas encountered by managers and clinicians in mental health and human services. Continuing to build on concepts presented in Orientation Seminar, students will continue development of their professional identity as a clinical mental health counselor trainee, understanding the history of the Mental Health Counseling field and understand the professional specificities re: competencies and the scope of service of the profession. Students will become familiar with professional guilds, certification and licensure processes. (3 credits)