Finally consider legal and ethical implications of counseling children and adolescent clients with psychiatric disorders
The ethical considerations of dealing with counseling children and adolescents are the importance of dealing with their legal guardians and obtaining the guardian authorization. One of the principles in dealing with children and adolescents is not harming and making sure the interventions are for the child/teen and not for adults (Mercer, 2017). Research on children and adolescents needs to be approached cautiously because of the confidentiality and disclosure aspect (Hiriscau, 2014). The main point is that children and adolescent are not adults and should not be treated as such.