Skip to content

Department of Counselor Education


School Counselor Center
Resource Catalog

 

Subject: Law / Legal / Ethics

 

BOOKS

Title:  Ethical and Legal Issues In Counseling and Psychotherapy
Author 1: Van Hoose, William H.
Author 2: Kottler, Jeffrey A.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers
Date:  1985
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format: Text
Call Number: L5702

Summary: This second edition text updates the first edition and provides practical, current information professionals need to make their legal and ethical responsibilities.  This text, in addition to explaining important legal concepts and court decisions, goes beyond other works in offering comprehensive coverage of the full range of ethical and value issues facing therapists and counselors. 

(Grades 7-12)

  

Title:  Law and Ethics in Counseling
Author 1: Hummel, Dean L.
Author 2: Talbutt, Lou C. and Alexander, David M.
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Date:  1985
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format: Text
Call Number: L5703

Summary: This text combines legal issues with practical applications.  The authors cover virtually every issue you encounter as a counselor, from privileged information to child abuse.  They explain how each is affected by contemporary counseling laws and ethics and provide situational discussions and clear-cut guidelines that help you stay within legal and moral bounds. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Legal Sourcebook for Pupil Personnel Specialists
Author 1: Hopfengardener, Jerrold D.
Author 2: O'Dell, Frank L. and Soden, Glenn W.
Publisher: Charles C Thomas
Date:  1985
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format: Text
Call Number: L5704

Summary: The authors of this text explore legal principles and judicial processes; define legal terms; review students', parents' and professional's rights and responsibilities; and detail proper responses to specific legal situations.  This text will serve well as a desk reference for practitioners of school psychology, counseling, nursing, social work and administration. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Psychological Evaluation and Expert Testimony
Author 1: Shapiro, David L.
Author 2:
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Date:  1984
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format: Text
Call Number: L5705

Summary: This practical guide shows you exactly how to develop the clinical skills you need in the forensic arena.  David L. Shapiro draws on his own actual experiences in court.  His case histories illustrate how to solve problems resulting from the differences between  traditional clinical and forensic issues, as well as differences between laws in various jurisdictions.  You are taken step by step through the preparation of each component of a comprehensive forensic psychological examination. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  School Law for Counselors, Psychologists and Social Workers
Author 1: Fischer, Louis
Author 2: Sorenson, Gail Paulus
Publisher: Longman Inc.
Date:  1985
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format: Text
Call Number: L5706

Summary: This text is an up-to-date presentation of the major legal issues confronting all those professionals who do school-related counseling.  The topics covered in this text include constitutional law related to students and school personnel, civil and criminal liability of counselors, legal issues related to confidential relationships, school records, testing and grouping of students, behavioral control and discipline, child abuse and neglect, and students with special needs. 

(Grades K-12)

 

top of page

  

Title:  Sexual Dilemmas for the Helping Professional
Author 1: Edelwich, Jerry
Author 2: Brodsky, Archie
Publisher: Brunner/Mazel, Publishers
Date:  1982
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format: Text
Call Number: L5707

Summary: The authors of this text explore in depth the many situations that give rise to 'sexual dilemmas' that affect both client and the helping professional.  They give practical guidance in dealing with problems that might otherwise compromise services to clients in a variety of settings.  Some of the topics covered include seduction, power, opportunity, self-interest, morality and the question of personal regard. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Credentialing in Counseling
Author 1: Bradley, Fred O. (Ed.)
Author 2:
Publisher: Amer. Assoc. for Counseling and Development
Date:  1991
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format: Text
Call Number: L5708

Summary: This book is organized to discuss all aspects of credentialing from both a past and present perspective, to consider the future of counselor credentialing and to provide a synopsis of the credentialing movement in counseling.  The material contained in this publication represents a current view of the status of counselor credentialing in the United States and presents the collective efforts of a group of individuals who have been active in the various facets of the overall credentialing movement. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Dual Relationships in Counseling
Author 1: Herlihy, Barbara
Author 2: Corey, Gerald
Publisher: Amer. Assoc. for Counseling and Development
Date:  1992
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format: Text
Call Number: L5710

Summary: Through case examples and the authors' personal experiences, this guide sheds new light on the 'gray areas' and helps you decide how to handle dual relationships in counseling. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Section 504 and the Schools
Author 1: Zirkel, Perry A.
Author 2:
Publisher: LRP Publications
Date:  1993
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format: Manual
Call Number: L5711

Summary: This comprehensive compilation is intended as a handy reference volume on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in relation to policies and practices of school districts and other entities providing educational services to students on the elementary and secondary levels. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Legal Notes for Education, Vol. XII
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Data Research Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format: Manual
Call Number: L5712

Summary: Volume XII of the Legal Notes for Education monthly publication.  It includes reports of court decisions, legislation, regulations, and law review articles affecting education. 

(Grades K-12)

 

top of page

 

Title:  1995 Deskbook Encyclopedia of American School Law
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Data Research, Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format:
Call Number: L5713

Summary: This is a completely updated encyclopedic compilation of state and federal appellate court decisions which affect education.  These decisions have been selected and edited by the editorial staff of Data Research, Inc., publishers of Legal Notes for Education.  

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  ACA Ethical Standards Casebook
Author 1: Herlihy, Barbara
Author 2: Corey, Gerald
Publisher: American Counseling Association
Date:  1996
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format:
Call Number: L5714

Summary:  Fully updated and revised in accordance with ACA's 1995 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, the fifth edition of the ACA Ethical Standards Casebook is designed to provide a foundation for analytic evaluation of the standards and guidance in applying these principles in work with diverse client populations. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  The Counselor and The Law
Author 1: Anderson, Barbara
Author 2:
Publisher: American Counseling Association
Date:  1996
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format:
Call Number: L5715

Summary:  In today's litigious society, the conduct of counseling professionals is increasingly scrutinized by the media, the general public, and the profession itself.  More than ever, counselors need to understand the permissible bounds of conduct within which they can perform their jobs effectively and legally.  This resource examines these parameters by providing a broad overview of the law and the potential areas of liability that counselors encounter in their professional practices.  This edition contains up-to-date information on changes in case law that will help to guide counselors in making crucial legal and ethical decisions. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title: Doing the Right Thing: Ethics and the Professional School Counselor
Author 1: ASCA Ethics Committee, Chaired by Mike Hubert
Author 2:
Publisher: American School Counseling Association
Date:
Categories: Ethics
Format: Text
Call Number: L5718

Summary: Part of the ASCA professional development series

 

top of page

 

VIDEOS

Title: Alcohol 101
Author:
Publisher: The Century Council
Date: 1997
Categories: Chemical Dependency, Alcohol
Format: DVD
Call Number: C0925 B

Summary: Alcohol 101 was created to reduce the harm associated with the misuse of alcohol. This program provides the physiological, psychological, and legal information to help college students make responsible decisions about drinking. Or not drinking.

  

Title: A Crime of Insanity
Author: Frontline
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Date: 1999
Categories: Law/Legal/Mental Illness
Format: Video
Call Number: L5709

Summary: In 1994, Ralph Tortorici took a college class hostage with a high-powered rifle and demanded to speak to the president, the governor, and the Supreme Court. That Ralph Tortorici was mentally ill was apparent to everyone. What was not so clear was how the courts should deal with this case. FRONTLINE examines the controversial case of Ralph Tortorici. (60 min.)

 

Title:  Going to Court
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: KIDSRIGHTS
Date:
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format: video
Call Number: L5716

Summary: The Muppets are going to court!  Children are able to join the Muppets, Harry and Betty, in their visit to a courtroom.  These inquisitive Muppets ask many questions while their friend, Karen, helps them learn everything they need to know about going to court.  By going over the entire courtroom proceedings, Harry, Betty, and Karen help to explain all the people and procedures kids encounter during the legal process, using simple analogies to help kids understand.  It also stresses to young viewers the most important rule of all in court:  always tell the truth! 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Ethics in Professional Counseling
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: American Counseling Association
Date:  1996
Categories: Law/Legal/Ethics
Format: Video
Call Number: L5717

Summary: A live national video conference taped in 1996 offers explanations of ethics in professional counseling.  The panel includes Dr. Courtland Lee, Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Dr. Holly Forester-Miller, Dr. Gerald Corey, Dr. Barbara Herlihy, and Doris McMillon .  These well known counseling professionals discuss current relevant issues of ethics in counseling and take calls from people watching the conference live.  The questions addressed can be very helpful to today's professional counselor.  The topics covered include dual relationships, multicultural differences, and informed consent. (90 min.) 

(Grades K-12)

top of page