UI PSYC 475 - Client’s Rights and Counselor Responsibilities (10 pages)

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School:
University of Idaho
Course:
Psyc 475 - Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling

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Psyc 475 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling Client s Right to Give Informed Consent Client s Rights and Counselor Responsibilities Chapter 5 Psychology 475 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling Listen to the audio lecture while viewing these slides 1 2 Psyc 475 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling Psyc 475 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling Informed Consent Counselor s are required to disclose to client s Right of client to be informed about their treatment Make autonomous decisions about it Increase chances that the client will become involved and willing participants in treatment Risks Benefits Alternatives to proposed treatment 3 4 Psyc 475 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling Psyc 475 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling Legal Aspects of Informed Consent Informed Consent in Practice Three elements are basic to the legal definition Informed consent can be provided in several ways Capacity Comprehension of information Voluntariness Consent Form Documented discussion 5 6 1 Psyc 475 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling Psyc 475 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling Informed Consent Forms must include Informed Consent Forms continued a date of discussion regarding consent b client and practitioner names c statement of the client s right to withdraw from treatment d benefits and risks associated with treatment e a description of treatment services f issues of confidentiality and their limits g signature of the client 7 8 Psyc 475 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling Psyc 475 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling Content of Informed Consent Content of Informed Consent continued Therapeutic Process Background of the Counselor Costs Involved in Therapy Length of Therapy and Termination Consultation with Colleagues Client s Right of Access to Their Files Rights Pertaining to Diagnostic Labeling Nature and Purpose of Confidentiality 9 10 Psyc 475 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling



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