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The Book of Ethics: Expert Guidance for Professionals Who Treat Addiction

Author: Laura Weiss Roberts & Cynthia Geppert

Course Created: 2008

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 5 hours
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Course Summary

The Book of Ethics: Expert Guidance for Professionals Who Treat Addiction is an ethics continuing education course for mental health professionals. This course covers ethicals issues surrounding therapeutic relationships, harm reduction, co-occurring disorders, cultural and spiritual considerations, forensics, issues with gender and age, and chronic pain.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain harm reduction.
  • Describe the ethics of treating co-occurring disorders.
  • Explain cultural and ethical considerations of addiction treatment.
  • Describe the ethics of treating those with addictions and chronic pain.

Course Syllabus

  1. Ethical Foundations of Substance Abuse Treatment
  2. The Therapeutic Relationship in Substance Abuse Treatment
  3. The Ethics of Harm Reduction
  4. Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Persons with Co-occurring Disorders
  5. Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions of Addiction Treatment
  6. Forensic Issues in the Treatment of Addictions
  7. Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Women with Substance Abuse
  8. Ethical Aspects of the Treatment of Substance Abuse in Children and Adolescents
  9. Ethical Dilemmas in Treating Chronic Pain in the Context of Addiction

Social Workers:

This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2015-8/8/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


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