Many counselors in non-school settings will work with children at some time during their practice; therefore, it is essential that they understand the legal and ethical issues relevant to working with minors. Major court cases and legislation are presented, and 4 critical ethical issues - counselor competence, the client's rights to confidentiality and informed consent, and duties related to child abuse - are addressed. Suggestions for working ethically with minors in order to limit legal liability are presented.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Counseling and Development
|Published - 2000
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology