RPD 406 (ING)

Course Title Course Code Program Level
Ethics and Legal Issues in Cunseling RPD 406 Psychological Counseling and Guidance B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
28 0 0 0 0 70 98 2 4

Teaching Staff Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Sevgi SERHATOĞLU
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to enable students to gain knowledge and skills related to psychological and ethical issues in counseling.
Course Content Ethical principles and general practice standards in the field of counseling, decision-making proper to professional ethics, client rights and responsibilities of counselors, legal problems.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to 1. define the basic concepts and principles of professional ethics. 2. evaluate the importance of professional ethics. 3. explain the rights of clients and the responsibilities of the counselor. 4. use the laws and regulations that regulate their duties and responsibilities in the field of counseling to make decisions in ethical dilemmas. 5. apply and evaluate appropriate decision making process in ethical dilemmas. 6. value having ethical consciousness and sensitivity.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction Proffessional ethic: Aim, importance and basic concepts
2. Week Counseling as a profession
3. Week Sources and framework of ethical principles in counseling
4. Week Responsibility to the client: Safety, negligence and insurance
5. Week Respect for client autonomy
6. Week Refuse to take suicide and refusual to accept life-saving treatment
7. Week Counselor competence
8. Week Midterm exam
9. Week Avoiding the exploitation of clients
10. Week Confidentiality
11. Week Responsibility on oneself, colleagues and the community Counseling supervision
12. Week Record keeping Monitoring counseling
13. Week Ethical problem solving Implications for practice
14. Week Case study
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%) 15
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 45
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Textbook: Bond, T. (2000). Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action. London: Sage Publications. Additional resources: Türk PDR Derneği. (2011). PDR Alanında Çalışanlar için Etik Kurallar. Demircioğlu, H. (2015). Danışmanlık Tedbiri Uygulamaları El Kitabı. MEB Özel Eğitim ve Rehberlik Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü.
Work Placement(s)
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