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Ethical and Legal Aspects of Consultation
Ethical and legal aspects of consultation
Introduction
Which Code of Ethics do I Need to Follow?

The discussion of ethics in counseling can be a semester-long conversation. Many times, beginning counselors are very confused about what is ethical behavior for a counselor. This confusion escalates when you add consultation to the counseling and ethics equation. Fortunately, professional organizations such as the American Counseling Association (ACA, 2005), the American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA, 2010), and the National Association of Social Work (NASW, 2008) all provide a detailed “Code of Ethics” which contain specific sections on consultation to guide mental health professionals-consultants in their daily professional activities. In addition, the American Psychological Association (APA, 2010) and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA, ...

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