Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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CAS 279 - Legal, Ethical, and Professional issues in Substance Abuse Counseling

Formerly: HS 279 Legal/Ethical and Professional Issues in Human Services

Credit(s): 2

Prerequisite(s): SW 100 , CAS 242 , PSYX 100 , or instructor’s consent.
This course explores the ethical and professional issues associated with substance abuse counseling. Diversity, values, morality, and the major ethical issues facing practitioners will be addressed. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Discuss the basic issues which will be faced as a substance abuse counselor.
  • Understand the laws pertaining to treatment, confidentiality, and client rights.
  • Explain how diversity, values, and morality influence the counseling process and results.
  • Analyze various ethical codes.

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