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Continuing Education Quiz

September 1, 2009
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article that begins on page 34 of this issue. A grade of 70% or above will earn you a certificate of completion for two nationally certified continuing education hours. This is an open-book quiz. After reading the article, complete the quiz by circling one of the three multiple-choice answers for each question. Please give only one response per question. Incomplete answers will be marked as incorrect. Send a photocopy of the page along with your payment of $35 (NAADAC members) or $50 (nonmembers). Please complete fully the information section below; print clearly.

Raising the bar on ethical standards

1. Ethics trainings that merely review lists of prohibited activities and their consequences are adopting this teaching approach.

a. Descriptive

b. Prescriptive

c. Proscriptive

2. A prescriptive method of education that reviews codes of ethics and case studies in detail might take place over this period of clock-hours, based on the author's experience.

a. 5

b. 45

c. 200

3. The author describes the American Counseling Association's code of ethics in relation to NAADAC's code as:

a. Narrower.

b. More detailed.

c. Less relevant to counselors.

4. The ethics teaching method that goes beyond review of ethical codes to cover the basics of ethical decision-making is known as:

a. Descriptive.

b. Prescriptive.

c. Proscriptive.

5. The author cites this weakness of clinical supervision when it is used as a tool to promote ethical practice:

a. A lack of qualified clinical supervisors

b. Complexities in the supervisor-clinician relationship

c. Some counselors not being required by statute to be supervised

6. The author uses this name to describe ethics that reinforce the idea that you do the right thing not because you are required to but because it is the right thing to do.

a. Aspirational

b. Moral

c. Situational

7. The author recommends modeling ethics codes for addiction professionals after those for other mental health professions by making them:

a. More sanction-based.

b. Broader.

c. More focused on dual relationships with clients.

8. The author suggests that the stereotypical subject of focus in discussing ethics issues for addiction counselors is:

a. Breaches of confidentiality.

b. Use of unproven clinical practices.

c. Sexual relationships with clients.

9. Minimal ethics training that focuses merely on prohibited activities might leave counselors:

a. Unmotivated to work in the field.

b. Unable to apply the information taught to everyday situations they encounter.

c. Unwilling to participate in trainings in general.

10. The goal of proscriptive ethics training appears to be one of limiting:

a. Malpractice suit risk.

b. Training hours.

c. Discussion of ethics topics.

Addiction Professional 2009 September-October;7(5):55