Courses Catalogue

Professional Issues In Counseling Practice

COURSE CODE: DGC1204
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Guidance and Counselling, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course covers principles and issues of professionalism and ethics in counseling. The course follows a seminar format with special emphasis on the student’s thorough preparation for, and active participation in class discussions. Students are expected to challenge themselves to consider how their own values and backgrounds will influence their own personal sets of ethics. It is hoped that this course will assist students in their future daily work as professional counselors and will facilitate decision-making and consultation skills when faced with ethical dilemmas.   

COURSE AIM

A main aim of this course is to introduce students to ethical principles, professional guidelines, and issues pertaining to special groups.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students should be able to:-

  • Explain the ethical standards in professional counseling training and practice
  • Explain the duties and responsibilities of professional counselors in their practice.
  • Give an overview of the expected professional conduct of professional counselors.
  • Describe a framework of handling ethical dilemmas counselors may experience during their practice.
  • Stipulate the guidelines of dealing with other counselors whose practice may be contrary to the set standards.
  • Understand their obligation of working towards enhancement of client’s growth and development.

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