BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ADCT-294 - Ethics and the Law - 3.00 Credits

ADCT-294 - Ethics and the Law - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of ethics, laws, and confidentiality as they relate to the chemical addictions counseling profession. The course focuses on the code of ethics of addiction counsellors, legal and moral standards, confidentiality, discrimination, client welfare, public statements, competence, client-counsellor relationships, responsibility, and interpersonal relationships with regards to the role of the counsellor. Cultural diversity is always an integral component of the course work.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Leadership in the Justice System Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Indigenous Holistic Wellness and Addictions Diploma - IHWA Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : Program admission.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of the addictions counsellor’s code of ethics;

  • demonstrate an understanding of informed consent and rights of the client;

  • identify issues of unethical conduct, sexual or otherwise in the client/counsellor relationship;

  • define sexual harassment conduct and other harassment in the workplace;

  • demonstrate knowledge of the laws relating to possession of illegal drugs and selling and distribution of illegal drugs;

  • identify issues relating to STD/HIV/AIDS laws and how this impacts ethical conduct;

  • demonstrate an understanding of transference and counter-transference;

  • demonstrate the requirement for and the value of documentation; and

  • identify methods of coping with stress as an addictions counsellor.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Royce, James, S.J., PhD., Bissell, LeClair, M.D., CAC. Ethics for Addiction Professionals. Current Edition. Hazelden Foundation.

  • Geppert, Cynthia, M.D., PhD., MPH, Roberts, Laura, W. M.D., M.A. The Book of Ethics. Current Edition. Hazelden Foundation.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    ADCT-294-V1     27 Oct 2024 - 16 Nov 2024