Counselor education programs offer numerous opportunities for students to receive the necessary knowledge, skills, and experiences to become professional counselors. However, due to limited time, there are areas in the program that are not covered in-depth for various reasons. One such area where students may lack educational or clinical training is in the preparation of working with minors, and more specifically, the treatment of minors surrounding parental consultation practice patterns. The purpose of this article is to define parent consultation, review ethical and legal considerations when working with minors, and to provide counselor educators considerations to utilize when preparing counselors-in-training to work with parents of minor children. This article outlines a guided model when working with clients and their families, including parental consultations and considerations for stakeholders.
Vaughn, Krystal M.; Dugan, Erin M.; and Camelford, Kellie G.
"Educating Counselors-in-Training to Work with Parents of Minors,"
Louisiana Journal of Counseling: Vol. 24:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalscholar.lsuhsc.edu/ljc/vol24/iss1/3