Legal & Ethical Specialist Training
School counselors face legal and ethical challenges every day. Whether you are new to the field or have been practicing for years, legal and ethical challenges can still throw you for a loop. From confidentiality issues to records maintenance, from duty of care to sexual harassment issues, a school counselor's legal and ethical questions can spring up from every corner.
To address this issue, ASCA has developed a new professional development package – the School Counseling Legal and Ethical Specialist program.
"It was a great learning experience. Thank you for a very informative course that furthered my understanding of the legal and ethical information so important to sound practice by school counselors.
-- Kathy Rowe, school counseling coordinator (retired), Dublin City Schools, Ohio
For just $99 ($249 for nonmembers), you can earn five CEUs (equal to 50 contact hours) focused on the ins and outs of being an ethical school counselor and staying on top of legal issues – all from the comfort of your own home or office. Please note, access to all webinars, journal article, magazine articles and quizzes is included in the registration price. Books must be purchased separately.
To earn the Legal & Ethical Specialist certificate, you will read/view the following materials and take a short quiz online about each to indicate mastery of the subject matter:
Once you've completed the training, you will receive a certificate suitable for framing in 6-8 weeks, pronouncing you a School Counseling Legal & Ethical Specialist. There is no timeline or deadline for completing the training. You may take as long as you wish from start to finish. This Specialist designation is good for five years.
How to Get Started
1. Register here
to sign up for the Legal and Ethical Specialist Training.
2, Read/view the above assignments. For the webinars and presentations some users may need to download the g2m4 codec
to play archived webinar recordings.
3. Take the quizzes. Once you've registered for the training, log into the ASCA website, click on "My ASCA" and then click on "ASCA Quizzes." You must score 100 percent on each quiz to pass. You may take each quiz as many times as necessary. Please note, if you're working on a Mac, we recommend using Firefox or Google Chrome rather than Safari for best interface with the quiz software. And if you're working on a PC and the quizzes aren't showing up properly, make sure your Internet browser is the most up-to-date version.