Ethics for Substance Use Disorder Counselors

Ethics for Substance Use Disorder Counselors 

Counselors involved in the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) must always be mindful of the ethical standards of the profession. Standards change from time to time; therefore, it is important that clinicians are routinely refreshed on the commitments they are responsible to uphold as a SUD professional. This course blends didactic material with interactive exercises to help you stay current with recent changes in SUD ethics by reviewing relevant ethical standards, discussing common issues and counselor missteps, and giving you opportunities to test your knowledge.

$30.00

Hours: 1.75 - 2.00
REL-BHC-0-ESUDC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselors

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.75 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

2.0 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider # RCX100502
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

2.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-ESUDC
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain what ethics codes are, their applicability to your practice, and their relationship to both laws and the values of the substance use profession.
Identify common ethical dilemmas that impact the counseling relationship and how to responsibly and ethically resolve those dilemmas.
Explain common ethical missteps that are involved with clinical responsibilities and how the ethics code can help to avoid those missteps.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Ethics and Substance Use Counseling

What are Ethics?

Ethical Principles Within Counseling Professions

Ethics Codes for Substance Use Counseling

Relationship Between Ethics Codes and Laws

The Applicability of Ethics Codes

Informed Consent

Review

Summary

Section 3: Common Ethical Dilemmas

What is an Ethical Dilemma?

Ethical Decision-Making

Telehealth

Texting and Client Welfare

Social Media and Personal Values

Dual-Relationships and Impairment

Review

Summary

Section 4: Ethical Missteps by Counselors

Failing to Meet Continuing Education Requirements

Engaging in Dual Relationships

Misrepresenting Professional Qualifications

Sharing Confidential Information

Lacking Multicultural Competency

Committing a Non-Counseling Related Crime

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Instructor: Bryn Davis, M.Ed, LPC
Bryn Davis received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Sociology from the University of Virginia and a Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lynchburg College. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. Prior to joining Relias in 2020, she served as Clinical Director of a community mental health agency, developed an intensive treatment program for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders, and provided outpatient counseling focused on trauma-informed care. Disclosure: Bryn Davis, M.Ed, LPC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Jon Winder, LPC, LSATP
Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Substance Abuse Practitioner and has been in private practice for over thirty years. He has worked with youth in a variety of settings. Previously, he was Clinical Director of the Madeline Center Youth Program, Clinical Coordinator of the Adolescent Drug Treatment Program for Central Virginia Community Services, and Youth Counselor He has been a clinician and consultant in addictions and mental health for over forty years. Mr. Winder has given many seminars to other professionals on addiction, families, trauma, and clinical practices. He has supervised over 40 people for licensure. He has presented workshops and training locally, nationally and internationally. In 2001 he presented at the American Counseling Association Conference in New Orleans. In 2012 he conducted a 3-day seminar for the United States Department in Mauritania Africa on “High Risk Youth and Resiliency.” He is author of Getting Unstuck: Practical Guidance for Counselors: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do. Disclosure: Jon Winder, LPC, LSATP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Professional Counselors; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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