Substance Abuse Counselor Ethics, Confidentiality, and Boundaries

$27.00 | CEU 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

This course is not approved by NBCC for NCC certification renewal. To renew your NCC certification, view our list of NBCC specific approved courses.


CE Course Description

It is the responsibility of the addiction professional to safeguard the integrity of the counseling relationship and to ensure that the client is provided with services that are most beneficial.  This CE course details the guidelines of ethics, confidentiality, and boundaries for substance abuse counselors.

Article Author:  NAADAC Code of Ethics; American Counseling Association; Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Discuss how the substance abuse counselor shall utilize skills to assist in developing sobriety life management and communication skills that support recovery.

2.  Enumerate what constitutes grounds for disciplinary action.

3.  Investigate when the general requirement that counselors keep information confidential does not apply.

4.  Examine what counselors must officially document, prior to the interaction, if they extend boundaries.

5.  Identify what is included in the ethical decision-making model that counselors must use and document when faced with an ethical dilemma.

6.  Describe by what means counselors aspire to earn the trust of clients.

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