A number of professional issues critical to the management of communicative disorders tend to be considered superficially--if at all--in college curriculums. Advanced speech-language pathology or audiology students and practitioners often lack an awareness or understanding of professional ethics, credentialing, contractual aspects of the client-clinician relationship, patient rights, among other issues that will affect their professional well-being. This practical guide provides students and clinicians with useful strategies for coping with their professional responsibilities, a more objective attitude toward change, and the ability to cope with change. It also includes information needed to meet the requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's new KASA certification standards for documenting essential knowledge of professional ethics and other issues, as well as online sources for going beyond the essentials. Readers gain insight into the real world of their profession and a means to master objectives that will enable their success.