The codes of ethics that guide the school counseling profession provide counselors with the standards for ethical practice. However, it may be necessary for a counselor to have to apply a combination of the codes of ethics when delivering counseling services to their students, as well as being mindful of FERPA guidelines to which schools must adhere. Comparing codes of ethics and integrating the standards of FERPA into professional practice is an essential skill for an ethical school counselor.
For this Assignment, consider how the ASCA Codes of Ethics and the FERPA guidelines apply to your work as a school counselor.
The Assignment (2–3 pages):
- Create a summary of the ASCA Codes of Ethics.
- Explain similarities between the ASCA 2016 Code of Ethics and the FERPA, then explain how the two are different.
- Explain how the ASCA Code of Ethics and FERPA guidelines might be applied to the work of a school counselor. Provide an example.
- Review the ACA Codes of Ethics and explain why it is important for school counselors to understand these codes.
Per APA guidelines, support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation, including those used as Learning Resources for this course.
These are the sources that should be used:
Review: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. (1974). 20 U.S.C.A. Section 1232g. [Buckley Amendment.] Retrieved from http://epic.org/privacy/education/ferpa.html
Review: American Counseling Association (ACA). (2014). ACA Code of Ethics. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/docs/ethics/2014-aca-code-of-ethics.pdf?sfvrsn=4