ADCO 1060 - Professional Conduct in Addiction Counseling
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This course addresses the multicultural aspects of Substance Related Disorder, professional and ethical responsibilities, orientation, consultation, reporting and record keeping, referral, case management, and treatment planning. This course explores a model for ethical decision making in reference to Substance Related Disorder, including confidentiality, professional boundaries, and rules of conduct. The course includes a minimum of six hours of instruction in Addiction Counseling ethics as required by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery, and Chemical Health and National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors. This course meets academic coursework criteria of Minnesota Statute 2005 Chapter 148c, Subdivision 5a, Area 2 and Minnesota Rule 4747. Service learning is a component of this course.
Prerequisite(s): ADCO 1020 with a grade of C or higher
I. Ethical and Legal Issues
- Review MN Chapter 2005 148c
- Review MN Rule4747
- Review ethical standards
- MN Certification Board
- Ethical decision making models
- Federal and state laws
- Duty to warn
- Legal proceedings
- Boundaries of Chemical Dependency counselors
- Finding and selecting a placement
- Portfolios, interview letters
- Making the most of your internship
- Supervision outline
III. Working with Diversity
- Reasons for and resistance to diversity training
- Steps toward working with differences
- Knowing the diversity within us
- Confronting personal biases and ignorance
- Acknowledging prejudice and biases
- Multicultural aspects of chemical dependency; MN Rules 4747 and the ability to know when consultation is needed
IV. Stress and Self Care
- Stress affecting helping professionals
- Signs of stress and burnout
- Self-care, physical and emotional
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Discuss ethical behavior according to professional standards for the field.
- Analyze boundary issues in the addiction profession.
- Apply an ethical decision making model to an ethical dilemma.
- Identify personal approaches to cultural differences related to addiction.
- Describe confidentiality and legal issues relative to patients in chemical dependency treatment.
- Plan for an internship in the addiction field.
- Reflect on the service learning cultural diversity experience.
- Describe techniques for dealing with stress and strategies for self-care.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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