ASCA  Ethical Standards - Revised 2016

Navigating the difficult issues and dilemmas that so often accompany our student's issues in the school setting is rarely a piece of cake. The seriousness of issues that counselors deal with can be overwhelming. NMSCA hopes these resources will help you to systematically pursue the best practice course of action.  If you need further help with an ethical dilemma, please email the ethics chair at



  • A Comparison of the 2010 and the 2016 ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors and a Rationale for the Changes


  • Confidential Services for Minors


  • Consent and Confidentiality for Children in New Mexico


  • State laws affecting minors ( NM Children’s Code)


  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    Complications of Working with Minors


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