MHC 6505 Ethics and Practices of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This course focuses on ethical practice and mental health law to help develop a deep understanding of legal and moral issues involved in professional practice. Ethical issues related to gender, sexual, racial, cultural and generational diversity will be discussed. This course also covers the history and philosophy of clinical mental health counseling including professional roles, functions and responsibilities with respect to interagency and interdisciplinary collaboration. Professional issues including the management of mental health services and programs, licensure, funding, records, expert witness status, and managed care are discussed.