Ethical and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment

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Description

This course discusses five principles of ethical decision-making in mental health practice and provides a step-by-step model for resolving ethical dilemmas. The course also explores specific ethical and legal issues as they relate to substance abuse treatment and the treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS. Topics include duty to treat, duty to warn, dual relationships, confidentiality, and end-of-life issues.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses.

The content level of this course is designated as intermediate.

This course meets the requirement for the risk management discount for the American Professional Agency.

Syllabus

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  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Ethical Issues for Treatment Providers
  • Part 3: Basic Ethical Principles
  • Part 4: Ethical Issues in Working with HIV-Infected Substance
  • Part 5: A Step-by-Step Model for Making Ethical Decisions
  • Part 6: Additional Resources for Ethical Problem Solving
  • Part 7: Sample Code of Ethics for Programs
  • Part 8: Sample Code of Ethics for Therapists and Counselors
  • Part 9: Introduction to Legal Issues
  • Part 10: Access to Treatment - Issues of Discrimination
  • Part 11: Confidentiality of Information about Clients
  • Part 12: Conclusion
  • Part 13: End Notes
  • Part 14: Bibliography
  • Part 15: Ethics Codes
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 37: Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with HIV/AIDS
Consensus Panel Chair: Steven L. Batki, MD
Consensus Panel Co-Chair: Peter A. Selwyn, MD, MPH

Expert Consensus Panel

Deborah Wright Bauer, MPH, MLS
Margaret K. Brooks, JD, MA
Robert Paul Cabaj, MD
Susan M. Gallego, MSSW, LMSW
Larry M. Gant, PhD, CSW, MSW
Brian C. Giddens, MSW, ACSW
Gregory L. Greenwood, PhD, MPH
Elizabeth F. Howell, MD
Martin Yoneo Iguchi, PhD
Susan LeLacheur, MPH, PA-C
Andrea Ronhovde, LCSW
Ronald D. Stall, PhD, MPH
Michael D. Stein, MD

CE Approvals

At Health is an APA-Approved Sponsor At Health, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health, LLC maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an NBCC-Approved SponsorAt Health, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6949. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. At Health, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

At Health is an Approved Sponsor of the California Board of NursingAt Health, LLC is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 17059. California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, LLC, to fulfill their CE requirements.

At Health is an Approved Sponsor of the Texas State Board of ExaminersAt Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #7566.

At Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

At Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, provider # 3303.

At Health, LLC, Provider #1707, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credits. At Health, LLC, maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/3/2019-6/3/2020.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that  these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

Other jurisdictions may accept trainings offered by At Health, LLC for your continuing education requirements. Restrictions may apply. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.”

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Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Sep 19, 2019.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Discuss ethical principles as they apply to mental health practice.
  • Describe ethical and legal issues that arise in the delivery of substance abuse treatment.

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