100885: Ethics for Addiction Professionals

About the Course:

Newly revised, this trailblazing book provides a comprehensive view of the ethical issues that cut across the addiction field, from Emplyee Assistance Programs to treatment and aftercare. Asking probing questions that illuminate today’s complex ethical landscape, authors Bissell and Royce explore how standard guidelines for professional conduct benefit counselors and clients alike.

Journal/Publisher:

Hazelden

Publication Date:

2nd edition © 1994

Authors

Le Clair Bissell, M.D., N.C.A.C. II; James E. Royce, S.J., Ph.D.

About the Authors:

LeClair Bissell, M.D., N.C.A.C. II, is a former president of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism (now ASAM) and a lecturer, researcher, and consultant in the addiction field. She has written numerous articles and coauthored several books on chemical dependency and related topics, including To Care Enough: Intervention with Chemically Dependent Colleagues, Chemical Dependency in Nursing: The Deadly Diversion, and Alcoholoism in the Professions.

James E. Royce, S.J., Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of psychology and addiction studies at Seattle University. He has been on the board of directors of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency since 1976 and received the NCA Marty Mann award for his contributions to public and professional education about alcoholism. His publications include numerous journal articles and the book Alcohol Problems and Alcoholism: A Comprehensive Survey.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addictions professionals, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about ethical practice in the addictions field. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the evolution of the addiction field into a professional discipline.

  2. Discuss the special ethical issues raised by the addiction counselor in relapse.

  3. Discuss the special ethical issues raised by membership of addiction counselor and patient in the same AA group.

  4. Discuss the special ethical issues raised when courts, probation officers, etc. ask AA groups to undertake reporting or monitoring functions.

  5. Describe elements common to most professional codes of ethics.

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