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 Date: January 8, 2009 Contact:  Paula Cobler 361-570-4350

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UHV to offer continuing education course for counselors


 

Two University of Houston-Victoria instructors are offering a continuing education course to educate social workers, licensed professional counselors and psychologists about ethical standards.

 

“Ethical Standards for the Counselor in the Professional Setting” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 31 in the Multi-Purpose Room of the UHV University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. Mary Mayorga, an assistant professor of education/counseling, and Ann Wardle, an adjunct instructor in the UHV School of Education & Human Development, will lead the course.

 

The cost is $95, and those who attend can earn 0.3 continuing education credits.

 

Topics will include:

  • Moral principles that are the basis for the ethical codes for helping professionals.
  • Ethical codes of organizations such as the American Counseling Association, the Texas Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association.
  • Ethical and legal issues pertaining to confidentiality and privileged communication, informed consent, documentation and ethical dilemmas.
  • The difference between ethical and legal responsibilities.

  For more information, call the UHV Office of Training & Continuing Education at 361-570-4361.

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.