Ethical Practice with Special Populations (3 hours)

Charlotte Chapman


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This 3- hour course is an advanced level course for professionals who have had introductory ethics and have been practicing for several years. It covers four clinical populations which typically present ethical dilemmas for helping professionals: culturally diverse clients, clients from the criminal justice system, adolescent clients and clients with co-occurring disorders. Each module in the course discusses one of these populations and some of the issues in applying ethical principles as well as some legal and professional issues. Each module has discussion questions, a case scenario and additional resources.

Course Goals:
1. To increase knowledge about ethical practice with various clinical populations
2. To identify ethical dilemmas that occur in treating these clinical populations
3. To identify resources that can assist in treating these clinical populations

Course Objectives:
1. For participants to complete a self-inventory that examines some of their personal and professional reactions to these client groups
2. For participants to increase their knowledge and skills in resolving ethical dilemmas by applying course materials to their own agency or practice
3. To provide information and resources for ethical decision making

Your Course Instructor:
Charlotte Chapman, M.S., MAC, CCS, LPC

Charlotte Chapman has been in the addictions field for thirty years. She has practiced as a counselor, supervisor and program director. Charlotte has been teaching ethics for the past twenty years. She has published articles and courses on ethics for addiction professionals and has served on state and national certification boards and ethics committees. She was a Center for Substance Abuse Treatment field reviewer for the recently released TIP52: Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor. Charlotte is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed substance abuse treatment provider, a certified Masters Addictions Counselor (MAC) and a certified clinical supervisor in Virginia. She is currently the director of counseling services at the University of Virginia’s Women’s Center where she teaches and supervises graduate counseling students. More information is available at .

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