ERIC Number: ED338291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Pima Community College Counselor's Handbook. Revised.
Harley, Roxanne; McCabe, Mark
Developed for counselors at Pima Community College (PCC), this 10-part handbook provides information on counselor responsibilities, ethics, recordkeeping, assisting students in distress, and diagnostic and referral procedures. Part I reviews the philosophy, general parameters, terminology, and goals of counseling, and discusses selected statements of the Ethical Standards of the American Association for Counseling and Development. Part II reviews issues and concepts relating to confidentiality, including sharing information externally and internally, imminent danger to human life, working with minors, privileged communication, subpoenas, and child abuse and required action. Part III discusses aspects of recordkeeping and provides samples of various forms. Part IV examines the student code of conduct and the scholastic ethics code, and discusses the use of the consulting and the counseling functions in therapy. Part V discusses procedures for counseling students who have sexual harassment and/or discrimination complaints. Section VI discusses the relationship of the counselor with the campus police while part VII reviews referral procedures and community resources. Part VIII presents detailed information on counselor assistance to students in crisis and students in distress, examining issues of disruptive behavior; depression; suicide risk, assessment, and intervention; psychotic behavior; drugs and alcohol; and homicidal clients. Part IX presents supplemental information including charts on sexual harassment and the stages of suicide, while part X provides references and a memorandum from PCC's attorney on the legal aspects of confidentiality. (PAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ.