UHV to offer continuing education course for counselors

Two University of Houston-Victoria instructors are offering a continuing education course to educate social workers, licensed professional counselors and psychologists about ethical standards.

“Ethical Standards for the Counselor in the Professional Setting” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 31 in the Multi-Purpose Room of the UHV University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. Mary Mayorga, an assistant professor of education/counseling, and Ann Wardle, an adjunct instructor in the UHV School of Education & Human Development, will lead the course.

The cost is $95, and those who attend can earn 0.3 continuing education credits.

Topics will include:

  • Moral principles that are the basis for the ethical codes for helping professionals.
  • Ethical codes of organizations such as the American Counseling Association, the Texas Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association.
  • Ethical and legal issues pertaining to confidentiality and privileged communication, informed consent, documentation and ethical dilemmas.
  • The difference between ethical and legal responsibilities.

  For more information, call the UHV Office of Training & Continuing Education at 361-570-4361.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler