This course is a survey of the history and philosophy of the counseling profession and its specialty areas as well as ethical standards of counseling organizations and credentialing bodies. This course focuses on ethical codes and standards for professional practice in behavioral health and their various professional activities (e.g., appraisal, group work, substance-related). Important topics include roles and functions of counselors, advocacy, credentialing, and applications of ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling, the impact of technology on the counseling profession, strategies for personal and professional self-evaluation and implications for practice, self-care strategies appropriate to the counselor role, and the role of counseling supervision in the profession. Class Notes: P: Admission to Masters in Mental Health Counseling program. Enrollment Requirements: P: Admission into the Masters in Mental Health Counseling program.