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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

HUS 101 - Human Service and Addiction Counseling Ethics in Practice

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Diversity Requirement.

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 101 /ENG 101A  or permission of the department chair.

Note: Typically offered OL; fall, spring, and summer terms.

Course Outcomes:
1. Identify human services ethics including standard of care by examining the National Organization of Human Services Code of Ethics and NAADAC Code of Ethics for Addiction Counselors.

2. Define ethics, morals, norms, and values.

3. Describe the process of making an ethical decision and utilize the ethical decision model to analyze sample cases.

4. Identify legal facets of human services and addiction counseling to include laws that govern ethical issues. 

5. Identify ethical violations and describe the consequences of those violations.

6. Describe and model the behaviors of a culturally competent practitioner.

7. Prepare for practice in the human services and addiction counseling field placements.