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 AH, 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.
Identify professional standards, scope of practice, non-discriminatory practices, copyright issues, federal, state, agency, professional codes of ethics, confidentiality regulations, and grievance procedures