Briefly Describe 3 Potential Cjhs 311 Uopx Propos

Briefly Describe 3 Potential Cjhs 311 Uopx Propos

Briefly Describe 3 Potential Cjhs 311 Uopx Propos

Ethics for the CD Counselor


Answer the following in 500-600 words:

You are a supervising chemical dependency counselor at an intensive
treatment facility. In this role, you facilitate group sessions,
individual counseling sessions, and family therapy sessions for alcohol
and substance abuse clients and their families. In addition to the
above-described direct treatment, you also supervise several other
counselors in a residential program.

Client relationships are the
core of this profession. Forming and maintaining appropriate,
professional relationships is of the utmost significance when it comes
to successfully helping clients, and this is a core concept of training.

Prepare a memo to the new counselors under your supervision. The
purpose of the memo is to inform the counselors of the potential
ethical issues they could face that deal with their relationships with

In your memo, please provide the following information:

Interoffice Memorandum
To: New chemical dependency counselors
From: Supervising counselor
Subject: Potential ethical issues
Date: mo/date/year

a chemical dependency counselor, the counselor/client relationship is
paramount to the client’s success in treatment. There must be a level of
trust between the client and the counselor for the client to be
successful in treatment. To develop and grow that trust, the counselor
and the client must have a thorough understanding of the client’s rights
as well as the counselor’s duties or obligations to the client. The
counselor must also avoid engaging in behaviors that can compromise that
relationship and destroy that trust.

  • Section 1: List and
    briefly describe the basic principles that relate to client rights
    including, but not limited to, the following:

    • The right to be informed
    • The right to privacy and confidentiality
  • Section
    2: List and briefly describe the basic duties and/or obligations you
    have to your clients including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Maintaining clients dignity and promote their welfare
    • Behaving ethically
    • Maintaining level of competence
  • Section
    3: List and briefly describe 3 potential ethical issues chemical
    dependency counselors could face as a result of their relationship with

    • Sexual relationship with a client
    • Improperly transmit or improperly protect a client’s private health information
    • May place third party at risk.

Your memo should have 3 separate sections: 1 section for each of the questions listed above.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Individual Project

Answer the following in 2-4 pages:

Your manager has given you a new assignment. It is time to update the
employee handbook. You will be creating information to add to the
handbook. You are to outline the following factors in the tables
provided below:

Table 1:

Provide information and support for a proposed Computer and Internet
Use policy. Discuss the important factors to be considered when creating
a Computer and Internet Use policy and why they are important.
Remember, you are trying to convince your manager to use your language
in the handbook update, so support your position using 2014 ACA Code of
Ethics Subsections, HIPAA, etc.

Table 2:

Draft language for a proposed organizational standard for ethical
decision making. This should describe a step-by-step process for making
critical decisions about potential ethical dilemmas faced by counselors.
This process should include, where appropriate, reference to the
ethical code at the state level or a model code from a nationally
recognized organization.

Important Factor Why is it important? Supporting Information
1. Data maintained in electronic formats must be secured using the best security.
2. Access to client health information must be appropriately limited.
All electronically stored data must be destroyed as soon as the
information is no longer needed for treatment purposes or required to be
kept in client records.
Systems are appropriate to the client’s needs and the provision of
these services must take place in a nondiscriminatory fashion.
5. Software must be designed for a specific function and in a manner that is safe for our clients.
Inform clients of the benefits and limitations of the technology.
Counselors must determine whether our clients are intellectually,
emotionally, and physically capable of using the technology.
7. Technology to use is in compliance with any federal, state, and local laws.
8. All personal must be appropriately trained.
Steps Description of Steps State Ethical Code or Model Code Reference
Identify the problem.
Determine what ethical, legal, and institutional policies are involved.
Determine potential solutions.
Choose and implement the solution.
Evaluate the results.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Study of Alcohol Use and Abuse


Answer the following in 2-4 paragraphs:

Since your last meeting with Mr. Potts, you have learned that because he is home so infrequently, he does not spend much quality time sober with his children. He recently missed their dance recital and their dance competitions. The girls excel at dance and have won numerous awards, none of which Mr. Potts has been around for. Mr. Potts has never missed work because of drinking, although you have learned that he sleeps only 4–5 hours per night and is typically hung over the next day after being out drinking the night before. He has very little patience, chain smokes, and has many regrets in his life (although drinking is not yet one of them). When asked about his children, he appears to know very little about them. He is unable to tell you who each child’s best friend is, what each child’s favorite color is, what television shows they like to watch, what music interests them, or what foods they like to eat. He cannot recall ever doing any activity with either of them, whether individually or together. He is not sure of their schedule, and he has never been to a school parent/teacher conference or any doctor or dentist appointments. However, he is very vocal in his expectation that his children excel in school and get all As. He did disclose that he reviews their report cards to be sure they are getting all As.

Mr. and Mrs. Potts travel frequently as a couple with
different retail groups, and these trips are paid for by the
manufacturers of the furniture that Mr. Potts carries in his stores. The
children do not come on these trips. There are about two per year, each
lasting for 1 week. When asked about these trips during an interview,
Mrs. Potts’s face elongates and she looks down. She is very guarded in
her responses to you as the probation officer. You learn that these
trips are a source of great stress for Mrs. Potts because all decisions
are left up to her. She decides and plans for the child care for the
children when they travel, she does the packing, and she even has to
pick out all of Mr. Potts’s clothing. During these trips, Mr. Potts is
intoxicated most of the time except the mornings, and Mrs. Potts is left
to deal with his intoxication, embarrassing behavior, and other antics.

Potts has a heart condition and has suffered from three heart attacks
in the past 6 years. In addition, he had triple bypass surgery 18 months
ago. He takes numerous medications for his heart condition. The doctors
have clearly articulated to him that they believe that his years of
heavy drinking have impacted the functioning of his heart. They have
advised him explicitly that Mr. Potts must stop drinking if he wants to
live. Despite this medical advice and his failing heart, he continues to
drink and smoke excessively. His wife and children have spent numerous
days and nights at the hospital while he recovered from his surgery and
heart attacks.

Sarah, the 10-year old, dotes on her father
whenever she has the opportunity. She sympathizes with him, gets him
beers out of the refrigerator when he is home drinking, and is always
trying to take the stress away from the family caused by Mr. Potts’s

Cindy, the 11-year old, is an angry child. She lashes
out verbally and behaviorally at both her parents. Her parents do not
know it, but she has recently began self-mutilating behaviors in the
form of cutting her forearms, writing the words “help me” with a knife.

Given the additional information that you have learned about the Potts family during your interviews, do the following:

  • Explain how Mr. Potts’s alcohol-related medical condition has impacted his children and wife.
  • Use
    the facts and your knowledge of alcohol abuse and alcoholism to
    specifically address the impact of the medical condition on each member
    of the family.

Individual Project

Answer the following in 2-3 page

Given the information you have learned about the Potts family as
stated in the scenario in the Week 2 Discussion Board as well as your
knowledge of how alcoholism affects children, do the following:

  • Specifically state how Mr. Potts’s alcohol abuse has affected the children and his relationship with the children.
  • Additionally, specifically state which role in the family you
    believe that each member of the family plays (e.g. scapegoat, caretaker,
    lost child, comic, etc.).
  • Explain why you believe this member has this particular role.
  • Based on your knowledge of alcoholism, discuss whether you
    believe either child or both are at risk to develop an alcohol-related
    drinking problem and why.