This course involves weekly three-hour meetings in which the codes of ethics relevant to counseling professions are discussed. Students are required to read the codes from the American Counseling Association (ACA), Council on Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC), American Psychological Association (APA), and The Association for Addiction Professionals as well as selected handouts. Reading will be the basis for subsequent class discussion, exercises and homework assignments. Issues presented in lecture form will include a philosophical framework of counseling ethics, a foundation for ethical decision-making, specific issues addressed in the various codes, and legal issues facing the counseling profession. Class time will also be spent discussing examples of ethical dilemmas which counselors often face.