ERIC Number: ED137714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Legal Concerns for Counselors.
Nasman, Daniel H.
The Federal courts, state legislatures, local districts, and building administrators, as well as professional associations, have given a great deal of attention in recent years to the legal implications involved in helping others. Because the laws regarding counseling practices vary so much from state to state, a discussion of specific legal guidelines to which all counselors should adhere is not possible. However, certain legal principles have been established which should be part of the basic knowledge of any professional in the helping services. This publication seeks to heighten the awareness of counselors as to the legal implications of what they do. The major areas of focus include: (1) the constitutional principles of due process and other student rights; (2) the principles of confidentiality and privacy rights; (3) the guiding principles of an ethical code and (4) the counselor's dilemma in serving the often conflicting demands of students, parents and the system. (Author/YRJ)
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Counselor Role, Court Litigation, Due Process, Ethics, Guides, Laws, Legal Responsibility, Parent School Relationship, Student Rights, Student School Relationship
Ms. Carol Reynolds, P.O. Box 39143, Denver, Colorado 80239 (HC $3.00, the entire series of 5 is available for $12.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.
Note: For other related documents in this series, see CG 400 161-165.