SSWK130 Ethical Issues in Addiction Treatment/CAC

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
SSWK130 Ethical Issues in Addiction Treatment/CAC Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
2 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
1500 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course is taught as a modular course. It meets on two alternate Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on two alternate Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course presents the Certified Counselor's Code of Ethics, as well as the Code of Ethics affirmed by other clinicians in the Social Services field. Students will learn about clients' rights, confidentiality, legal responsibilities, and other aspects of ethical conduct.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To assist students in becoming aware of their ethical responsibilities to clients, colleagues and agencies.
    2. To provide opportunities for students to deal with ethical dilemmas in a discussion format.
    3. To allow students to reflect on their own ethical framework and issues in a learning environment.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Students will complete a pre-course and post-course assessment of ethical attitudes and values.
    2. Each student will present to the class a review of the ethical dilemma and solution in a particular case. The case may be one handed out by the instructor or one from the student's own work environment.
    3. Each student will submit to the instructor within ten days of the last class, a written evaluation of three of the issues presented based on cases received from the instructor. The evaluation will include the ethical issue, the clinician's responsibility, and the client's responsibility in dealing with this particular issue.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Instructor developed materials will be used as well as films and other assessment instruments. Material found in professional journals may also be used.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Lecture and class discussions will provide the students with information and the opportunity to share with and learn from other students.

Review/Approval Date - 12/98