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PRACTICE DIMENSION VIII: PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
The obligations of an addiction counselor to adhere to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and continuing professional development.
Adhere to established professional codes of ethics that define the professional context within which the counselor works, in order to maintain professional standards and safeguard the client.
Adhere to Federal and State laws and agency regulations regarding the treatment of substance use disorders.
Interpret and apply information from current counseling and psychoactive substance use research literature to improve client care and enhance professional growth.
Recognize the importance of individual differences that influence client behavior and apply this understanding to clinical practice.
Utilize a range of supervisory options to process personal feelings and concerns about clients.
Conduct self-evaluations of professional performance applying ethical, legal, and professional standards to enhance self-awareness and performance.
Obtain appropriate continuing professional education.
Participate in ongoing supervision and consultation.
Develop and utilize strategies to maintain one’s own physical and mental health.
* Scale developed by Richard Barnhart and reprinted from the following web site: http://www.competinc.com/article2.html