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OUTCOME 1: Professional Identity

UAB School of Education General Outcomes for all Counselor Education Programs

OUTCOME C1: The UAB counselor candidate practices counseling in a legal and ethical manner.

C1.K Knowledge and Understanding: Knows and understands history and philosophy of the counseling profession; professional roles; advocacy processes; professional organizations; credentialing; ethical standards; ethical decision-making processes; use of technology; professional credentialing; legal issues; and diversity considerations.

Levels of Achievement  Criteria
[1]
Unacceptable
Does not demonstrate an understanding of the legal issues, ethical standards, nor strategies for implementing an appropriate course of action in resolving ethical dilemmas.
[2]
Emerging Initial Performance
Demonstrates some knowledge and understanding of the legal issues and ethical standards; strategies for implementing an appropriate course of action in resolving ethical dilemmas.
[3]
Proficient Initial Performance
Demonstrates adequate knowledge and understanding of the history and philosophy of the counseling profession, including professional roles; advocacy processes; professional organizations; credentialing; ethical standards; ethical decision-making processes; use of technology; professional credentialing; legal issues, and diversity considerations.
[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance
 Demonstrates exemplary knowledge and understanding of the history and philosophy of the counseling profession, including professional roles; advocacy processes; professional organizations; credentialing; ethical standards; ethical decision-making processes; use of technology; professional credentialing; legal issues and diversity considerations

OUTCOME C1: The UAB counselor candidate practices counseling in a legal and ethical manner.

C1.P Performance and Skills: Applies ethical standards to practice and follows legal mandates and institutional policies. Uses technology. Uses an ethical decision-making model when confronted with ethical dilemmas.

Levels of Achievement  Criteria
[1]
Unacceptable
  Unable to demonstrate use of an ethical decision-making model to resolve ethical dilemmas; does not adhere to the Code of Ethics; may not follow agency or institutional policies.
[2]
Emerging Initial Performance
 Recognizes ethical and legal dilemmas some of the time; may not utilize the ethical decision-making model; may have some lapses in adherence to the ethical codes and institutional policies.
[3]
Proficient Initial Performance
 Recognizes ethical and legal dilemmas and applies decision-making model most of the time; adheres to the code of ethics appropriately; follows legal mandates and institutional policies; consults with supervisors appropriately, uses technology.
[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance
 Consistently recognizes ethical and legal dilemmas and applies decision-making model to resolve; follows legal mandates and institutional policies; adheres to the code of ethics at all times; consults with supervisors; uses technology

About Counselor Education

The Master of Arts in Counseling degree has concentrations in the areas of Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. These concentations are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students acquire core knowledge and clinical skills which enable them to enter the profession of counseling. Both counseling concentrations are designed to meet the academic course work and field experience requirements for professional licensure established by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC).

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