Course Descriptions

CodeCOUN
Number548
TitleForensic Ethical-Legal Issues in CMHC
Units3
Description

This course introduces CMHC students to issues expected
as they interface with the legal system. Special emphasis
is placed on the ethical-legal issues presented in forensic
practice venues for assessment. CMHC students learn the
ethics and law that pertain to theory, research, needed for
practice. The ethical portion includes a detailed analysis of
the ethics codes from the American Counseling Association,
American Mental Health Counseling Association, and
other relevant counseling organizations. Students translate
principles into guidelines and decision making required
in CMHC practice. The legal portion includes review of
various State mental health-related laws.