This course is designed as one of the courses for those candidates with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and in School Counseling. This course examines ethical and legal issues involved in the field of counseling. Code of Ethics, confidentiality, and legal considerations are explored. Emphasis is on professional orientation, responsibility, and ethical decision-making. 

Certification and licensure requirements and other current professional issues affecting the counselor are also studied. The goal of this course is to provide ethical and legal knowledge and develop skill for making sound ethical and legal decisions.