ERIC Number: EJ899168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Mandatory Counseling: Clinical Beneficence or Malevolence?
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v24 n4 p284-294 2010
Mandatory counseling is a widespread and commonly accepted practice on college campuses throughout the nation. This practice bestirs heated controversy and ethical challenges when college administrators require students to undergo counseling in instances of misconduct that pose little danger to self or others. Apparently many counselors actively and approvingly undertake mandatory therapy with students; others take exception and decline to undertake involuntary counseling; and still others acquiesce by undertaking mandatory counseling with students despite their ethical objections to this coercive clinical practice. This article will highlight the rationales for ethical objections to mandatory counseling.
Descriptors: Ethics, College Students, School Counseling, Behavior Problems, School Counselors, Counselor Role, Student Rights, Administrator Role, Student Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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