Legal and ethical issues involved when counseling minors in nonschool settings

Gabrielle Lawrence, Sharon Kurpius

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Abstract

Many counselors in non-school settings will work with children at some time during their practice; therefore, it is essential that they understand the legal and ethical issues relevant to working with minors. Major court cases and legislation are presented, and 4 critical ethical issues - counselor competence, the client's rights to confidentiality and informed consent, and duties related to child abuse - are addressed. Suggestions for working ethically with minors in order to limit legal liability are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-136
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Volume78
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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