ERIC Number: ED294090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct-14
Reference Count: N/A
The Law and College Counselors.
Miles, Albert S.
Counselors in colleges have found themselves increasingly called into litigation and legal confrontation. By knowing basic concepts of law, counselors can both better protect themselves and improve their services to students. Five specific topics involving law and the counselor that seem to arise most frequently in the work of college counseling personnel are: (1) the personal liability of the counselor; (2) the difference between confidentiality and legal privilege; (3) the counselor's duty to warn; (4) the due process rights of students; and (5) how a counselor as agent for the college can bind the college to promises made by the counselor to students. Counselors should raise questions about safeguards needed for themselves with their college's attorney in order to arrive at an acceptable way to address problems in light of specific circumstances and state law. (ABL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Southeastern Conference of Counseling Center Personnel (24th, Tuscaloosa, AL, October 14-16, 1987).