Substance Abuse Counselor Ethics, Confidentiality, and Boundaries (Update)

$27.00 | CE Hours:9.00 | Intermediate

*This course meets the prerequisite requirements for the 9-hour orientation for California Substance Abuse Counselor registrants and includes 3 hours of Ethics, 3 hours of 42 CFR Part II Confidentiality and HIPAA, and 3 hours of Boundaries.

Illinois IBC Credit for Counselor I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I or II, CRSS II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II

Ohio CDPB Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant, Certified Prevention Specialist, Certified Prevention Consultant for R7 Credit and Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor for C9 Credit.

 

CE Course Description

Adhering to ethical standards is essential to the safe and effective delivery of care to individuals seeking addiction treatment. Specific codes of ethics, as well as state and federal laws, have been developed to guide addiction professionals in their delivery of professional care to individuals seeking their services. The purpose of this continuing education course is to provide an overview, from several resources specific to alcohol and drug counselors, of the guidelines of ethics, confidentiality, and boundaries for their profession. The course also reviews the most essential and universal principles of health care ethics, while highlighting how to effectively resolve the ethical dilemmas that may arise while delivering care to individuals in need.

Author:  Macera, M.  (2018, September).  Quantum Units Education.

Copyright: Quantum Units Education.  September 2018.

 

CE Course Objectives

1.  Identify strategies for addiction professionals to effectively manage and resolve the various types of ethical dilemmas and challenges that may arise.

2.  Describe the four cornerstones of health care ethics and discuss protective measures and safeguards to ensure these standards are adhered to.

3.  Evaluate NAADAC’s Code of Ethics and determine how addition professionals use its principles to guide their delivery of professional care to individuals seeking their services.

4.  Summarize state-specific ethical standards for addiction professionals.     

5.  Appraise laws and regulations that protect and safeguard confidentiality for clients seeking substance abuse treatment.

6.  Arrange the seven fundamental steps of decision-making for addiction professionals seeking to resolve ethical dilemmas.

7.  Determine how addiction professionals can best maintain personal/professional boundaries as well as competency and integrity.

8.  Predict how to resolve numerous case studies that scrutinize ethical conflicts faced by addiction professionals.

 

CE Outline with Main Points 

1.  Ethics

a.  Case studies

b.  Autonomy

c.  Justice

d.  Beneficence and Nonmaleficence

2.  Codes of Ethics

a.  The Counseling Relationship

b.  Confidentiality and Privileged Communication

c.  Professional Responsibilities and Workplace Standards

d.  Working in a Culturally Diverse World

e.  Assessment, Evaluation and Interpretation

f.  E-Therapy, E-Supervision, and Social Media

g.  Supervision and Consultation

h.  Resolving Ethical Concerns

i.  Research and Publication

3.  State Codes of Ethics

a.  Iowa State Code of Ethics For All IBC Certified Professionals

b.  Iowa State Code of Ethics for Prevention Specialists

c.  California State Code of Ethics for CAADE Professionals

d.  California State Code of Ethics for Alcohol / Drug Counselors Holding A CCAPP Endorsement

4.  Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 2

a.  42 CFR Part 2

b.  42 CFR Part 2: The Final Rule

c.  Final Rule Compliance dates

d.  Final Rule Revisions to 42 CFR Part 2

e.  Final Rule Practical Points of Interest For Addiction Professionals

5.  Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

a.  The Fundamental Steps of Decision-Making Models

b.  How a Decision-Making Model May Be Used to Resolve Case Studies

 

 

Date Added: 2018-09-09

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