Course: EPC 671. Laws, Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. This course focuses on laws, ethical decision making, professional identity, professional advocacy, mandated reporting, and licensing requirements that relate to counselors and marriage and family therapists in California. Emphasis on differing ethical standards across practice contexts, including recovery-oriented care, as well as ethical issues related to working with and advocating for diverse clients and collaborating with other professionals. The ethics codes of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) will be contrasted and compared.