Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision

One of the signs of a maturing profession is the development of a set of ethical guidelines. These guidelines serve to guide the practice of individual's practice within a given profession. They also, however, reflect the values and, to some extent, the society in which the profession is positioned. The helping professions of counseling and human services are no different. While the practice of counseling and psychotherapy has been governed by ethical guidelines, the closely related activity of clinical supervision has only recently come under a set of ethical guidelines. The purpose of this module is to provide a brief overview of the theories that inform the development of ethics, ethical principles, codes of ethics in counseling and human services, and ethical issues that a student might encounter in clinical supervision.


Informed Consent
Dual Relationships
Due Process