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Advanced Ethics – Special Topics (3 hours) Quiz
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You are working with ah HIV positive client. In addition to the needs he presents with his use of alcohol and marijuana, he reports that he has not been seeking medical help because he does not have insurance. He has also recently lost his apartment because his landlord discovered he was HIV positive. You as his counselor feel particularly overwhelmed by some of these additional needs, not being certain of your resources and options for helping him. Ethically, which of the following would be most appropriate for you to do?
Bring in a case manager with expertise in the field of HIV/AIDS related care.
Ask your clinical supervisor for help and assistance.
Ask your program director for additional training in the treatment of HIV/AIDS related cases so you will be better prepared in the future.
Both a and c are correct responses to this question.
a, b and c are all correct responses to this question.
Which of the following would define the term mono-cultural?
The belief that one's own group is superior and that the values held by this group are "normal" and shared by everyone.
The belief that other groups are inferior and their values and behaviors are therefore abnormal or their values and beliefs are not even acknowledged.
Neither a nor b are correct definitions of mono-cultural.
Both a and b are correct definitions of mono-cultural.
Which of the following might be considered subtle forms of discrimination in a treatment program?
Choices in the location of an agency
Scheduling of treatment activities at inappropriate times (such as times that interfere with religious practices)
Staff composition does not include representation of the clients' culture
All of the above might be considered subtle forms of discrimination.
Which of the following is considered to be the most pressing issue when counseling minors?
That adolescent drug use is at a all-time high.
That placing adolescents back in the same school and peer environment virtually guarantees relapse.
That adolescents develop at different times, thus making counseling approaches virtually ineffective.
That their privacy rights legally belong to the parents or guardians.
Using techniques or language that the client cannot understand violates the principle of ________.
Two important areas that are increasingly being addressed by helping professionals when working with HIV/AIDS diagnosed clients are _________.
fear and personal safety
societal beliefs and medical ignorance
housing and medical treatment
stigma and discrimination
Though not considered a typical treatment program, the criminal justice system considers itself a helping profession because it is a system of “forced” rehabilitation
Several studies indicate that clients who enter treatment because they are forced to do so by the criminal justice system make more progress than those who enter treatment voluntarily.
Research by Sue and Sue (1990) indicated that minority clients were given less preferred forms of treatment and more negative psychological evaluations than their majority counterparts.
Professionals working with the criminal justice population will need to seek legal advice in the ethical decision-making process probably more than with any other client population.
Professionals working in addiction treatment who receive federal funds have guidelines for confidentiality that ___________.
allows for revealing HIV positive status of clients to other clients who come in contact with them
allows for revealing HIV positive status of clients only to significant others who might be at risk for infection
allows for revealing HIV positive status of clients to public health authorities as well as revealing that the client is in treatment for addiction
does not allow for revealing HIV positive status of clients to anyone
Part of the ethical decision making process is self-reflection.
Many counselors today lack multicultural training because __________.
many professionals are trained in educational programs that are mono-cultural
many professionals practice in mental health or substance abuse systems that are based on Euro-American values and beliefs
many programs only cater to the mono-cultural in which they are based
both b and c are correct
both a and b are correct
HIV/AIDS clients are protected under the Americans Disability Act and therefore have the right to access treatment. You work as a counselor in a private practice setting and are uncomfortable dealing with the needs and issues of this population. Which of the following would be the most ethically appropriate thing to do?
Do nothing â€“ as a private practice counselor you have the right to choose the clients you prefer to work with.
Seek out a counselor for your group that will be able to perform counseling services with this population.
Seek out available referral sources available to assist such a client and help to facilitate the client's access to treatment.
For those professionals working in institutions, security becomes the priority and their role is more custodial. They may define their “client” as ________.
the criminal justice system
Culture can also refer to a community or lifestyle.
Cultural refers to the ________ of ideals, beliefs, skills, tools, customs, and institutions into which we are born.
Clients are increasingly being referred via the criminal justice system ___________.
as an alternative to incarceration
for aftercare from many of the treatment programs being offered in penal institutions
due to the fact that prisons don't provide programs necessary to address substance abuse problems
both a and c above are correct responses
both a and b above are correct responses
Because it is difficult to support the self-determination of a client who has questionable problem-solving skills and who is still in the process of developing values, judgment and other characteristics of maturity, counselors working with adolescents will often find themselves in a dilemma with which of the following principles.
All helping professionals are ethically responsible for remaining knowledgeable about current research in substance use and abuse only for those cultures that represent the majority of clients they treat, including their own.
Adolescent clients pose unique ethical concerns for all of the following reasons EXCEPT __________.
they typically have parents, guardians, school personnel, social services, and others concerned about their welfare
the greater likelihood of dealing drugs to maintain their use habits
According to authors Sue and Sue, which of the following competencies are required for ethically competent practice?
Awareness of one's own cultural biases and assumptions.
Awareness of cultural biases and assumptions of other races.
Development of culturally appropriate individual and systematic interventions.
A, b and c are all correct responses.
A term being used to describe the involvement of judges, attorneys and law enforcement officials in a collaborative process that promotes therapeutic outcomes is___________.
criminal justice counseling initiatives
therapeutic justice communities
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