Skip to main content

Ethics for Addiction Professionals

To help ensure your CEs are relevant to your practice, we regularly retire courses that are no longer current. This course has been retired. It is no longer available.

We add new courses all the time. Try these categories:

About the Course:

Newly revised, this trailblazing book provides a comprehensive view of the ethical issues that cut across the addiction field, from Emplyee Assistance Programs to treatment and aftercare. Asking probing questions that illuminate today’s complex ethical landscape, authors Bissell and Royce explore how standard guidelines for professional conduct benefit counselors and clients alike.

This course is based on the book, Ethics for Addiction Professionals created by Le Clair Bissell, M.D., N.C.A.C. II and James E. Royce, S.J., Ph.D. in 0.

Journal/Publisher:

Hazelden

Publication Date:

2nd edition © 1994

Course Material Authors

Le Clair Bissell, M.D., N.C.A.C. II

LeClair Bissell, M.D., N.C.A.C. II, is a former president of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism (now ASAM) and a lecturer, researcher, and consultant in the addiction field. She has written numerous articles and coauthored several books on chemical dependency and related topics, including To Care Enough: Intervention with Chemically Dependent Colleagues, Chemical Dependency in Nursing: The Deadly Diversion, and Alcoholoism in the Professions.

James E. Royce, S.J., Ph.D.

James E. Royce, S.J., Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of psychology and addiction studies at Seattle University. He has been on the board of directors of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency since 1976 and received the NCA Marty Mann award for his contributions to public and professional education about alcoholism. His publications include numerous journal articles and the book Alcohol Problems and Alcoholism: A Comprehensive Survey.

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addictions professionals, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about ethical practice in the addictions field. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the evolution of the addiction field into a professional discipline.

  2. Discuss the special ethical issues raised by the addiction counselor in relapse.

  3. Discuss the special ethical issues raised by membership of addiction counselor and patient in the same AA group.

  4. Discuss the special ethical issues raised when courts, probation officers, etc. ask AA groups to undertake reporting or monitoring functions.

  5. Describe elements common to most professional codes of ethics.

Use our CE Approvals tool to look up your state requirements and how Addiction Counselor CE can help you meet them, or log in to your member account to show approvals relevant to your licensure.

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

3 credit hours

More Info

American Psychological Association (APA)

3 credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

More Info

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

3 credit hours

More Info

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

3 credit hours

More Info

Ethics for Addiction Professionals 2nd Edition

Exam Questions

All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of Addiction Counselor CE.

Membership is free, and you can sign up today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course.

If you're already a member, please log in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.

FAQs

  • Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?

    Check the CE Approvals above, or Find Your State Board for more detailed information.

  • Do you have special accommodations for my disability (ADA)?

    Please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make Addiction Counselor CE more accessible for future users too.

  • How do I enroll in this course?

    Use the Take This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready to take an exam.

  • What do I have to do to complete the course?

    To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.

  • How do I access the materials?

    Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Course Materials tab above for more info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the course.

  • How do I get my certificate?

    Your certificate will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.

  • Can I contact you for more help?

    Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on Addiction Counselor CE to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help.

Course Retired

Categorized in:

Course Number 100885
3 credit hours
Log in for credit hours relevant to your licensure.

  • Book
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.28 out of 5
843 members have taken this course