Consultant Competency Counselors take reasonable steps to ensure that they have the appropri- ate resources and competencies when providing consultation services. Coun- selors provide appropriate referral resources when requested or needed.
Informed Consent in Formal Consultation
When providing formal consultation services, counselors have an obligation to review, in writing and verbally, the rights and responsibilities of both counselors and consultees. Counselors use clear and understandable language to inform all parties involved about the purpose of the services to be provided, relevant costs, potential risks and benefits, and the limits of confidentiality.