Education | Professional Orientation and Ethics
G502 | 5821 | Marianne H. Mitchell

Instructor:	Marianne H. Mitchell
		Professor of Education
		Director, MS Program in Counseling/Counselor Education
		Education 4048
		Mailing Address: 201 North Rose Avenue
				     Bloomington, IN 47405-1006
		Departmental Phone:	812-856-8300
		Individual Faculty Phone:	812-856-8335
		FAX:		812-856-8333
		E-Mail:	Mitchel @

Catalogue Description:

Studies that provide an understanding of all aspects of professional
functioning, including history, roles, organizational structures,
ethics, standards, and credentialing.


a.	History of the helping professions including significant
factors and events;
b.  Professional roles and functions including similarities and
differences with other types of professionals;
c.  Professional organizations, primarily ACA, its divisions,
branches, and affiliates, including membership benefits, activities,
services to members, and current emphases
d.  Ethical standards of the ACA and related entities, ethical and
legal issues, and their applications to various professional
activities (e.g., appraisal, group work);
e.  Professional preparation standards, their evolution, and
current applications;
f.  Professional credentialing including certification, licensure,
and accreditation practices and standards, and the effects of public
policy on these issues;
g.  Public policy processes, including the role of the
professional counselor in advocating on behalf of the profession and
its clientele.


The text for this course is entitled Introduction to Counseling and
Guidance. 5th Ed. 1999.  Authors: Robert L. Gibson and Marianne H.
Mitchell.  Merrill/Prentice-Hall.  Columbus, Ohio.  Students may also
desire to read supplemental materials.  A particularly relevant text
is Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling, by Theodore
P. Remley, Jr. & Barbara Herlihy. 2001.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:


Students will receive a schedule to aid in planning their preparation
of this course.  The class discussion will follow a sequence that will
approximate this schedule.


There will be a midterm (tentatively scheduled for October 17) and a
final examination in this course.  The final examination is scheduled
for Tuesday, December 12, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Members of the class will also be asked to participate in the
preparation of short-term individual and group projects.  Details of
these assignments will be explained as appropriate.

Course Requirements and Evaluation Procedures for G502
1.  Attendance and participation in class discussions and reading
in the assigned sections of the textbook.  All absences must be
2.  Satisfactory completion of the midterm and final examinations.
3.  Other short-term assignments may also be anticipated.
4.  Your course evaluation will be primarily determined by your
grade on the exams.

Course Schedule

Unit I  An Introduction to the Field of Counseling (Chapters 1-4)
Historical Perspectives
Traditional and Current Activities of Counselors
The School Counselor's Role and Function
Counselors in Community and Agency Settings

Unit II	Counseling and Consultation (Chapters 5, 7, and 11)
Theories of Counseling
Goals of Counseling
Counseling Skills
Special Counseling Populations:
Substance Abusers
Older Adults
Business and Industry
AIDS Patients
Abuse Victims
Gays and Lesbians
Group Techniques for Counselors
The Counselor as Developmental and Educational Consultant

Unit III Multicultural Counseling (Chapter 6)
Ethnic Groups & Multicultural Counseling
African Americans            Latin Americans
Asian Americans              Arabian Americans
Native Americans
The Culturally Skilled Counselor

Unit IV	Assessment for Counseling and Human Resource Development
(Chapters 8,9)
Standardized Testing and Human Assessment
Nonstandardized Techniques for Human Assessment

Unit V	Career Development and Counseling (Chapter 10)
Theories of Career Development and Decision-Making
Career Counseling and the Development of Human Potential
The Poor
People with Disabilities
Dual Career Couples
Computerized Career Assistance Systems

Unit VI	 Prevention and Wellness (Chapter 12)

Unit VII Program management, Development and Leadership
Accountability, Evaluation and Research (Chapters 13 & 14)

Unit VIII Ethical and Legal Guidelines (Chapter 15)
The Nature of Ethics
Ethical Issues
Confidentiality and Privileged Communication
Personal Relationships with Clients
The Counselor and the Law
The Counselor and Title IX
The Counselor and the Buckley Amendment
School Counselors and Public Law 94-142
The Counselor and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Legal Concerns of Counselors
Competence and Malpractice
Counselors as Expert Witnesses
Third-Party Payments