Course Title Course Code Program Level
Ethics in Counseling and Legal Issues RPDZ403 Psychological Counseling and Guidance (2018-2019 Academic Year and After) 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 40 68 2 2

Teaching Staff Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kılıç
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
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) The students who attends and are successful at the end of semester will acquire the followings: 1. Knows the concept of professional ethics, 2. Knows the history of professional ethics, 3. Knows and adopts the general practice standards of professional ethics, 4. Understands professional ethical decision-making models, 5. Gains the ability to make decisions in accordance with professional ethics, 6. Gains awareness and ability to maintain the balance between the psychological counselor and the client, 7. Knows the client's rights and puts them into practice, 8. Knows and adopts ethics and responsibilities towards students as a consultant, 9. Knows the responsibilities towards parents, 10. Knows the responsibilities towards colleagues and other professionals, 11. Knows the responsibilities towards the school and society, 12. Knows the responsibilities towards himself/herself, 13. Knows the responsibilities towards the profession, 14. Pays attention to the protection of ethical standards, 15. Pays attention to confidentiality and privacy, 16. Knows, adopts and implements the role of cultural sensitivity and non-discrimination, 17. The counselor's state of exhaustion threatens his well-being. It negatively affects the client and counselor relationship. As such, he must renew himself/herself, 18. Research pays attention to publication ethics, 19. Knows professional ethics and laws related to psychological counseling. It produces solutions to legal problems
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Course Description, Topics, Resources and Information About the Turkish Psychological Counseling Association Ethical Codes Booklet
2. Week Professional Ethics and Basic Concepts
3. Week Counseling Profession within the Scope of Ethical Principles and Approaches
4. Week Competence and Competence of Psychological Counselor
5. Week MEB PDR Services Ethics Directive
6. Week Confidentiality and Retention of Records
8. Week Multidimensional Relationships and Boundaries of Counselors
9. Week Dangerous Clients and Risky Groups
10. Week Ethical Dilemmas and Decision Making in Counseling
11. Week Etik İkilemler ve Karar Verme Modelleri
12. Week Professional and Legal Responsibilities of Psychological Counselors
13. Week Issues to be Considered by School Counselors in the Notification Process in Case of Sexual Abuse of a Child, Based on a Case of Adjudicated Incest
14. Week General Evaluation
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Aydın, İ. (2012). Eğitim ve Öğretimde Etik. Ankara: Pegem Yayınevi Başpınar, N. Ö. (2017). Meslek Etiği. Ankara: Nobel Yayınevi. Bolay, S. H. (2013). Felsefe Doktrinler ve Terimler Sözlüğü. Ankara: Nobel Yayınevi. Bolay, S. H. (1994). Felsefe Ders Kitabı. İstanbul: Yuva Yayınları. Çetinkaya, R. (2019). Psikolojik Danışmanlıkta Meslek Etiği ve Yasal Konular. Ankara: Pegem Yayınevi. Gibson, R. L. Ve Mitchel, M. H. (2011). Psikolojik Danışma ve Rehberlik (Çev. Ed. S. Doğan, 2016). Ankara: Nobel Yayınevi. Kepçeoğlu, M. (2010). Psikolojik Danışma ve Rehberlik. İstanbul: Alkın Yayınevi. Knapp, S. J. Ve Vandecreek, L. D. (2006). Psikologlar İçin Pratik Etik. (Çev. M. Yılmaz, T. F. Karahan, S. B. Çelik ve M. E. Sardoğan, 2010). Ankara: Mentis Yayıncılık. PDR Derneği (2018). Türk Psikolojik Danışma ve Rehberlik Alanında Çalışanlar İçin Etik Kurallar. 12. Baskı. (Ed. Cengiz Şahin). Ankara: Türk PDR Derneği Yayınları. Schmidt, J. J. (2008). Okullarda Psikolojik Danışma ve Rehberlik. (Çev. Ed. S. Doğan, 2017). Ankara: Nobel Yayınevi. Cevizci, A. (2002) Felsefe Sözlüğü. İstanbul: Paradigma Yayınları.
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