Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PSY                                     Course Number: 480                                    
Course Title: Ethical and Professional Issues in Chemical Dependency Counseling
Subject: Psychology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The professional role and special ethical responsibilities of the chemical dependency counselor will be discussed. The need for professional ethics, continuing education and developing cooperative relationships with professional colleagues, the ethical canon for counselors, legal considerations including confidentiality and reporting requirements for chemical dependency counselors will be covered. Ethical dilemmas will be discussed in order to help the sudent develop a method for making eithical decisions.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 201; PSY 350.
Corequisite: PSY 350.
  • Although this course in attended for advance Addiction Studies Program (ASP) students who are pursuing the credential in alcoholsim and substance abuse counseling (CASAC), other students with an interest in ethical issues in psychology and human services are invited to enroll.

Start Date:    04/27/2007                         End Date: