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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

HUS 101 - Human Service and Addiction Counseling Ethics in Practice

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Explore current day analysis of the moral, cultural and ethical issues in the human services and addiction counseling fields, as well as an examination of core concepts related to ethics. Examine the consequences of ethical violations in the various areas of human services and addiction counseling. Learn the historical development of informed consent and the “codes of conduct,” examining legal obligations and ethical codes, exploring ethical dilemmas and decision making, and becoming a culturally competent worker. Orients students to fieldwork and prepares students for practice in the human services and addiction counseling fields.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121  or permission of the department chair.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify human service ethics
    • Define ethics and moral duties
    • Identify the code of conduct
  • Define ethics, morals, norms and values.
    • Define key terms and concepts
    • Identify personal vs. professional values
    • Discuss typologies of values in human service practice
    • Apply values to action
  • Describe the process of making an ethical decision and utilize the ethical decision model in sample cases.
    • Describe ethical reasoning and consultation
    • Identify ethical dilemmas and ethical principles
    • Articulate the decision making model
    • Utilize the decision making model
  • Identifying differing ethical violations and consequences.
    • Investigate acts of misconduct
    • Discuss the impaired worker
    • Define negligence and identify professional malpractice
    • Identify risk management strategies
    • Identify the various sanctions for ethical violations
  • Describe the ethical and legal facets of human services.
    • Define the duty of care, duty to respect privacy, duty to maintain confidentiality, duty to inform, duty to report, and duty to warn
    • Identify child abuse, neglect, and sexual harassment
    • Discuss Americans with Disabilities
    • Identify standard of care obligation
    • Discuss Tarasoff case, “duty to protect”
  • Define standard of care and core ethical issues.
    • Define standard of care, confidentiality, informed consent, boundary issues, and self-determination
    • Discuss documentation
    • Discuss ethical responsibility to clients, employers, colleagues, the profession, to the community and society, and to self
  • Describe the culturally competent worker.
    • Describe multiculturalism and diversity
    • Practice how to reach and serve diverse populations
    • Discuss cultural assumptions and sexual orientations
    • Identify ethical considerations for multicultural populations
    • Acknowledge multicultural training
  • Prepare for practice in the human services field.
    • Define internship
    • Discuss how to select a field placement
    • Identify job edict
    • Acknowledge how students can use supervision in internships
    • Discuss and practice how to work directly with clients
    • Identify steps to ending your internship
Core Competencies

01 - Communication - Using listening, speaking, reading, writing and visual communication skills effectively.

02 - Technology Fluency - Utilizing technology to enhance productivity in one’s academic, professional and personal life.

03 - Information Literacy - Recognizing when information is needed and locating, evaluating, and using information appropriately.

04 - Personal Wellness - Demonstrating the use of strategies that promote holistic health and wellness.

05 - Self Management - Displaying accountability and adaptability as a learner.

08 - Social and Civic Responsibility - Participating in communities as an informed, committed and productive individual.

09 - Global Perspective - Awareness and understanding of the diversity and interdependence among cultures, communities and the environment.

10 - Innovative and Critical Thinking - Integrating knowledge to analyze problems using different modes of thinking (critical, creative and innovative).

Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 4 Personal Wellness Core 5 Self Management Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking