Ethical and Legal Issues in Supervision

PSC60016 12.5 Credit Points Singapore


  • One semester/teaching period

Contact hours

  • 36

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.



Aims and objectives

An introduction to supervision ethics covering areas like boundaries, dual relationships and confidentiality with all stakeholders will be
covered. A basic introduction to foundational ethical principles and ethical decision making framework will be explored.
Unit Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this unit students should:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical principles and guidelines for supervisors
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the Ethical Decision-making Model and ability to apply the model to practical examples
3. Skills in identifying ethical and legal issues in discipline specific professional work and supervision
4. Demonstrate knowledge of professional boundary issues in the supervision
5. Ability to identify and appropriately respond to issues relating to confidentiality and liability in practical example.

Courses with unit

A unit of study in the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (GC-CLSUP) and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision (GD-CLSUP) programs.