Professional Ethics and Issues for the Addictions Professional (Updated 9-2014)
(Ethics)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
• This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to professional ethics and issues for the addictions professional
• This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.

OBJECTIVES: (Behavioral Terminology)
Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
1. Major ethical theories and principles relevant to the counseling and helping professions;
2. Relevant legal terms;
3. Dual relationships and other potential conflicts of interest;
4. Self disclosure and other well intentioned pitfalls;
5. Appropriate assessments, interventions, professionalism, and supportive measures such as case management and client education for the professional who is caring for the chemically impaired individual.

Course Revised 09/2014