ERIC Number: ED448361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Report of the ASCA Ethics Committee: 1997-1999.
Dansby-Giles, G.; Carpenter, J.; Howes, J.; Hubert, R. M.; Huss, S. Norris; Kraus, K.; Reed, S.; Thomas, R.; Whitledge, J.
Ethical inquiries processed by the Ethics Committee of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) were reviewed for the years 1997-1999. During the first years, 38 inquiries were reported. In the following year, the Ethical Standards for School Counselors was published and that helped drop the number of inquiries. The topical areas of inquiry included dual relationships; preparing for court appearances and hearings; duty to warn; parental consent for counseling; and testing issues. ASCA state presidents and participants at an Ethics Committee presentation at the American Counseling Association conference were surveyed in an effort to elaborate on issues of the school counseling consent form. The main areas of inquiry obtained from these surveys concerned the written permission to counsel minors and issues about confidentiality. When the questions were presented to the Ethics Committee of ASCA, they stated issues of teen pregnancy, sexual involvement, and confidentiality with minors were all major concerns. Counselors have a role in educating principals and administrators about the their roles in relation to ethical standards and practices. Counselors should also have prepared responses supporting their positions when trying to influence development of policies in their school districts. (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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