2015-2016 Catalog

HMSV 2050 Ethics and Professionalism

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(4) ENGL 1020; HMSV 1130; HMSV 1140; plus HMSV 1160 if in chemical dependency counseling option or HMSV 1010 if in general human services option - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

This course addresses a wide range of ethical issues as they apply to human services and chemical dependency counseling. These issues include confidentiality, dual relationships, competency and referral, counselor values and conflicts, legality and ethics, client welfare, establishing appropriate limits and boundaries in the client relationship, informed consent, dealing with impaired professionals, professionalism (including responsibility for competence, professional development, burnout, and self-care), and the need for cultural diversity. This course examines ethical codes of professional organizations. These organizations include, but are not limited to, NOHSE, NAADAC, ACA, APA, ARCA, and NASW. Also included is information on work behavior and work attitude, and professional presentation and development at a practicum site. (Formerly Professional Ethics and Issues)