What Will Learn?
This course is part of the Accelerated Doctorate in Grief Counseling program at AITU. It is a 4-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is providing students with an overview of major ethical issues in counseling and how to handle a variety of situations in practice, including self-awareness, multicultural sensitivity, legal issues, confidentiality, boundaries, multiple relationships, issues surrounding consultation and supervision, and a selection of ethical issues related to work with couples, families, groups and communities.
Ethical Issues in Counseling
When people go to seek counseling, it can be a tough thing for them to do. The idea of sitting down with a stranger and confessing their thoughts and feelings can feel scary. A counselor has the responsibility to respect their patients without crossing any moral or ethical boundaries. That way, the patients will trust them and any advice or treatment provided.
Ethical Issues in Counseling is a required course of the Accelerated Ethereal Master of Grief Counseling Degree program at American International Theism University. The course dives into all the major ethical issues associated with counseling and how to handle those issues in various situations during a counseling session. The major ethical issues discussed include the following:
- Multicultural sensitivity
- Legal issues
- Multiple Relationships
- Consultation and Supervision Issues
- Couples Issues
- Family Issues
- Community Issues
- Other Group Issues
As a grief counselor, you’ll treat patients from all different walks of life. Your patients will be men, women, gay, straight, foreign, domestic, and so on. It is crucial to uphold a level of integrity and respect as you counsel patients and listen to their problems. All of the ethical issues described above are what you will likely encounter over your career as a counselor. By taking our Ethical Issues in Counseling course, you will be ready to face them when the day comes.
The course is worth four credit hours toward your Master’s in Grief Counseling Degree. We offer the course entirely online. It allows you to take the course from any location with a high-speed internet connection. All you need is a laptop, desktop, or mobile device. A team of instructors is available to answer your questions as you progress through the course and face challenging topics.
American International Theism University is authorized by the State of Florida, Department of Education Commission on Independent Education, Section 1005.06(1)(f), to award Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate Degrees.
The American International Theism University is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.
ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).