Review the state laws and regulations relating to the practice of counseling for your specialization. These requirements help define the unique aspects of the relationship between counselors and the clients and student served.
- Describe how these state legal standards help guide counselors to establish ethical relationships with clients and students through specific requirements (for example, informed consent, managing boundaries, and payment for services).
- Identify any state requirements specific to distance counseling and the impact upon the counseling profession.
- Describe how to communicate these requirements for diverse populations who may not understand professional jargon with a specific example related to distance counseling.
- Cite specific state laws. If your state defers to the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics on these topics, you may also cite the ACA code after identifying where you state addresses the code.