Discuss the concept duty to protect as it relates to chemical dependency counselors.

Assignment 1:

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:

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.

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 issues 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.

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Due Monday 10/17/2016 (5:00pm) $25.00

Assignment 2:

This is your second session with the Robertsons. Dan appears to be resistant to family counseling; he refuses to accept responsibility for his choices that have caused so many family problems. Dan states, “If I have a drug or alcohol problem, it’s because of them. She won’t clean the house and he’s failing school. I don’t have the problem. They do.” Dan leaves the session. Marie states, “He expects the house to be clean, but most days I don’t even feel like getting out of bed. I just want to sleep.” Peter states, “He’s always nagging me about the Fs on my report card, but no one helps me with my homework so I don’t even try anymore.”

In your report of the session, you will describe the following:

How will you engage Marie and Peter even though Dan is not ready to participate?
Explain the nonconstructive behaviors of Dan, Marie, and Peter that contribute to the family’s dysfunction.
Identify the appropriate interventions for family recovery.

APA Format. Due Tuesday 10/18/2016 at 8am EST , $25.00

Assignment 3:

You are a supervising chemical dependency counselor at a rehabilitation hospital. Your role is to facilitate individual counseling and therapy sessions for your clients who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse. In the midst of this, you are responsible for the intern counselors assisting you in this department.

Client privacy and confidentiality are incredibly important to the success of the client/counselor relationship. The client must trust that the counselor will maintain the client’s privacy and confidentiality whenever possible. This trust is essential to the client’s successful treatment. In discussing privacy and confidentiality, one must address HIPAA and the Privacy Rule.

Discuss in-service training on HIPAA and the Privacy Rule including the following 5 points:

Why is HIPAA important, and why is the Privacy Rule important?
Is HIPAA the only set of rules or laws that govern client privacy issues, and is it more powerful than state laws?
What responsibilities do chemical dependency counselors have to their clients as a result of HIPAA? Include minimum necessary information.
What are the exceptions to client confidentiality?
What is informed consent?

Remember your answers are for counselors new to the profession, so it is necessary to stress the importance of following HIPAA and respecting a client’s rights.

Due Wed 10/19/2016 by 5pm $15.00

Assignment 4:

This report will accomplish 2 goals: The first is to discuss the duty to protect and its significance to chemical dependency counselors, and the second is to review the code of ethics of the American Counseling Association to determine the significance of the duty to protect to that organization.

Your supervisor has asked you to prepare a report on the duty to protect.

Discuss the concept duty to protect as it relates to chemical dependency counselors.
Refer to course materials in Phase 2 to obtain a copy of the code of ethics of the American Counseling Association (ACA) section A–H, and review the document to determine the ACA’s position on the duty to protect. The word protect is mentioned almost 20 times in the ACA Code of Ethics. Discuss the significance of the many references to the word protect.

APA Format, Due 10/23/2016 $25.00

Assignment 5

Assignment 5

Choose one of the treatment models listed below. Make sure that all of the models are covered by the group; this may require group members to cover more than one model or for more than one student to choose the same model. The following are the 4 models:

Strategic family therapy
Structural family therapy
Bowens family therapy
Experiential family therapy

Each student should then individually write 1–2 pages describing in detail the elements of the student’s chosen treatment model and identifying situations in which the model would be used. These individual papers will be the basis for the group portion of this assignment. Be sure to cite any sources used in APA style.

Part 2

Detailing the similarities and differences between the models (4 models). Consider the following:

Include a description of each diagnostic model and how it is used.
Which treatments are more effective with families, couples, children, or significant others?
Which models work best for different age groups? Explain.
Under what conditions would you use each diagnostic model?
Is there one overall model that the group endorses in general? If not, why not?

APA format, Due 10/24/2016 $30.0

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