Ethics for Addiction Professionals

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-31
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Providing up-to-date and comprehensive information, this practical guide uses clinical case examples and professional codes of ethics to help addiction counselors learn and apply ethical standards. Real-life examples of ethical dilemmas in clinical practice illustrate potential pitfalls and the actions needed when faced with a dilemma.Since most ethical decisions are not clear cut, the author explores the grey area of each dilemma and provides guidelines on how to determine the best course of action when the best course is unclear. This book emphasizes ethics as a set of guidelines aimed at protecting the client, the clinician, and the profession as a whole.

Table of Contents


Protecting the Client

                Key: Recognize Your strengths, Understand Your Limitations

                Principles: Cultural Diversity, Client Welfare, Client Relationships

                Dilemma: Conflicted Agendas



Protecting Clinical Information

                Key: Adherence to the Tiers of Ethics

                Principles: Spoken Clinical Material, Written Clinical Material

                Dilemma: “Scopeless” Practice



Protecting the Counselor

                Key: Perfection is not a Requirement, Continuous Learning Is

                Principles: Competency, Responsibility

                Dilemma: Clinician Burnout



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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