Topic: Supervision & Incidents of Counselor Impairment
Question/Prompt: As pointed out in your textbook, counselor competence is an ongoing responsibility for every counselor. Access your particular state board website and look up cases of counselors who were disciplined by the board. You may want to look under such terms as “case decisions,” “enforcement actions,” “actions taken by board,” or “discipline.” Look over the cases that have come before your state board. What are the most common reasons for a board to discipline a counselor? What is your personal reaction as you read through the list? Also, go to the Liberty University Online Library and read the following article:
- Froeschle, J. G., & Crews, C. (2010). An ethics challenge for school counselors. Journal of School Counseling, 8, 1–25.
What specific ethical challenges do school counselors face when working with minors in the school setting?
Reply: Read over your classmates’ threads, examining how your state compares to their states. Go to the Liberty University Online Library and read 1 of the articles below:
- Cummins, P. N., Massey, L., & Jones, A. (2007). Keeping ourselves well: Strategies for promoting and maintaining counselor wellness. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development, 46(1), 35–49.
- Gündüz, B. (2012). Self-efficacy and burnout in professional school counselors. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 12(3), 1761–1767.
- Lawson, G. (2007). Counselor wellness and impairment: A national survey. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 46(1), 20–34.
- Lawson, G. (2009). Toward a culture of counselor wellness. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 46(1), 5–19.
What stands out to you from your reading? Comment on the thread of at least 1 of your classmates as well.
Your thread is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, and your reply is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.