Ch 6: Ethics & Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling

About This Chapter

The Ethics & Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling chapter of this Guide to Becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor course is the simplest way to master ethics and legal issues in substance abuse counseling. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of ethics and legal issues in substance abuse counseling.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering ethics and legal issues in substance abuse counseling material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn ethics and legal issues in substance abuse counseling. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding ethics and legal issues in substance abuse counseling
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning substance abuse counseling (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about ethics and legal issues in substance abuse counseling
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra substance abuse counseling learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Ethics and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Ethics and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any ethics or legal issues in substance abuse counseling question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an ethics and legal issues unit of a standard substance abuse counseling course. Topics covered include:

  • Importance of counseling ethics
  • Legal issues
  • Civil and criminal liability
  • The rights of minor children in counseling
  • Informed consent and confidentiality
  • Cultural factors in mental health treatment

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Ethics & Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Importance of Ethics in Counseling

1. The Importance of Ethics in Counseling

In this lesson, we will be looking at the ethical issues a new counselor should be familiar with and prepared to handle. These issues include things breaching confidentiality and financial issues.

Legal Issues in Counseling

2. Legal Issues in Counseling

In this lesson, we will be looking at the legal issues in counseling. We will be discussing the importance of credentialing, what the client's rights are regarding their records, privileged communication, duty to report child abuse, and duty to warn.

Civil and Criminal Liability and the Rights of Minors in Counseling

3. Civil and Criminal Liability and the Rights of Minors in Counseling

In this lesson, we will learn about legal issues counselors need to consider when going into practice, such as general information on civil and criminal liability, malpractice, expert and lay witnesses, premature termination, and the rights of minors.

Ethical Issues & Mental Health: Right to Treatment, Informed Consent & Confidentiality

4. Ethical Issues & Mental Health: Right to Treatment, Informed Consent & Confidentiality

When someone goes to see a mental health professional, they have legal and ethical rights that are meant to protect them. In this lesson, we'll explore three major rights of patients: confidentiality, the right to treatment, and informed consent.

Issues in Mental Health Treatment: Cultural Factors, Effectiveness & Empirical Validation

5. Issues in Mental Health Treatment: Cultural Factors, Effectiveness & Empirical Validation

Although psychological treatment continues to improve, there are still some issues in this area. In this lesson, we'll look closer at cultural factors that affect treatment and the difficulty of proving treatment effectiveness via empirical validation.

Ethics for Substance Abuse Counselors

6. Ethics for Substance Abuse Counselors

This lesson addresses ethics for substance abuse counselors. Within, you'll find a summary overview of the nine principles defined by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) for professional ethics.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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