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Ethics for Addiction Counselors by Marcus Mottley

Ethics for Addiction Counselors by Marcus Mottley

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Published by: Marcus Mottley on Mar 13, 2012
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Ethics & Professional Development for Addiction Counselors
Marcus M. Mottley, Ph.D
Ethics & Professional Development for Addiction Counselors
Dr. Marcus Mottleydefines ethics, and clarifies a wide number of ethical issues and dilemmas involving conflictsof interest, boundary issues, confidentiality, professional behaviors and the core obligations,roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors.Dr. Mottley defines ethics as ‘right conduct’ as specified by professionals in the field of addiction counseling. Other professionals such as medical doctors, lawyers, psychologistsand social workers embrace ethical guidelines as specified by their professional associations.This is the same with associations for addiction counselors.Generally, Eethical guidelines within a specific profession are formulated to providemoral standards for the appropriate use of skills and techniques. Ethical principles are alsoestablished to provide some assurance of safety to the public and a foundation or climate of trust in the counseling or therapeutic relationship between professionals and their clients.In this book, the ethical guidelines and principles presented are those that governaddiction counselors specifically, and psychotherapists, social workers and psychologists, ingeneral.The principles, guidelines and discussions specify and frame the core expectations for the proper conduct of addiction counselors as they work in the field of addictions.Addiction counselors’ who read this book will become highly aware of their ownvalues, attitudes and behaviors and how these might impact their professional conduct.Counselors will also gain insights and get clarification on key topics such as documentation,cultural competence and HIPAA guidelines.
Ethics & Professional Development for Addiction Counselors
is a comprehensivemanual that includes the twelve principles of ethics, eleven principles of professionaldevelopment and key guidelines, issues and information that are part of the core knowledgerequirements for the training, licensing, certification and re-certification of addictioncounselors and other professionals who are considering adding this field to their resume of skills and knowledge.
Marcus M. Mottley
is President of 
 Life Management International 
a human services andorganizational consulting firm. He has over 40 years of experience in education, training,counseling, coaching and business consulting. He is a clinical psychologist and maintains a

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