ASA 250 - Ethical Principles/Practices in Chemical Dependency Treatment
This 5 week module will cover the content required for the Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) credentialing process. The focus will be on the chemically dependent population and the ethical considerations related to the treatment environment. The student will gain knowledge of the Canon of Ethical Principles. In addition to the Canon, topics wil include: counselors in recovery, counselor relapse, counter-transference, confidentiality and the law, sexual harassment, client-counselor relationships, and ethics in the workplace.
Prerequisite: ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies, ASA 210 Chemical Dependency Counseling I or permission of instructor
1 Class Hour
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate awareness of the importance of ethical professional practice to assure the health, safety, and recovery of addicted clients and families.
2. Demonstrate awareness of the importance of ethical standards for counselors in the profession to deliver the highest quality service to clients.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the Canon of Ethical Principles.
4. Apply concepts of counseling and professional ethics to the field of addiction counseling.