Jun 07, 2020  
2018 -19 Academic Catalog 
    
2018 -19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HSER 1550 Ethics for Substance Abuse Counselor

3 Credit Hour(s)
This course is an introduction of the ethical regulations, codes, and issues that relate to the TN Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification. The Federal codes are required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) laws for maintaining confidentiality and other regulations focusing on the treatment of patients. In addition the specific Ethical Code for TN Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors will be viewed from a real life perspective. Students will be presented with potential ethical dilemmas derived from possible situation they will face as a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. Maintaining confidentiality in groups, individual counseling and in handling patient records will be presented through focused scenarios and dilemma worksheets. Students will develop skills to identify ethical issues and resolve any problems in an ethical and professional way.

This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits



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