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9780470907191

Ethics for Addiction Professionals

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470907191

  • ISBN10:

    0470907193

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-31
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

Guidance for addiction counselors in understanding and applying ethical standards

Filled with proven strategies to help you examine your current practice for ethical snags and refresh your ethical thinking, Ethics for Addiction Professionals leads you in examining, building, and rebuilding aspects of your ethical practice with the goal of helping you become the strongest clinician possible—ethically speaking.Up-to-date and comprehensive, this practical guide examines real-life examples of ethical issues in clinical practice and illustrates potential pitfalls and the actions needed when faced with dilemmas. Helping addiction counselors learn how to deal with and apply ethical standards, Ethics for Addiction Professionals explores the gray area of common dilemmas and provides guidelines on how to determine the best course of action when the best course is unclear.

  • Covers basic principles that affect current ethical concerns and dilemmas
  • Includes illustrative real-world case studies
  • Features well-defined professional codes of ethics
  • Treats ethics as a set of guidelines designed to protect the client, the clinician, and the profession as a whole

Author Biography

JENNIFER D. BERTON, PhD, LCSW, CADC-II, is the founder and principal trainer of Clinical Trainings Institute, which provides national trainings on topics related to substance abuse and mental health. She is in private practice in West Hartford, Connecticut, where she provides counseling for adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Berton also consults with and supervises professionals across the country. Previously the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, she currently maintains a blog on ethics, clinicalethicsblog.com, and provides consultation to ethics boards.

Table of Contents

PART I

Protecting the Client

                Key: Recognize Your strengths, Understand Your Limitations

                Principles: Cultural Diversity, Client Welfare, Client Relationships

                Dilemma: Conflicted Agendas

 

PART II

Protecting Clinical Information

                Key: Adherence to the Tiers of Ethics

                Principles: Spoken Clinical Material, Written Clinical Material

                Dilemma: “Scopeless” Practice

 

PART III

Protecting the Counselor

                Key: Perfection is not a Requirement, Continuous Learning Is

                Principles: Competency, Responsibility

                Dilemma: Clinician Burnout

 

PART IV

Protecting the Community

                Key: Make the Rule to Break the Rule

                Principles: Professional Rapport, Workplace Standards, Societal Obligations

                Dilemma: Problematic Supervision

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