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The Duty to Protect
The duty to protect is a primary duty of the chemical dependency counselor because it relates to the success of the counselor/client relationship and that client’s success in treatment. The counselor must make certain that his or her actions are the result of thoughtful consideration of the duty to protect the client physically, emotionally, and psychologically and to protect the client’s identity and health information. This report will be shown how pervasive the duty to protect is in chemical dependency counseling and how important it is that the chemical dependency counselor truly understands the duty to protect.
As stated in the ACA Code of Ethics, “The primary responsibility of counselors is to respect the dignity and to promote the welfare of clients” (2014, A.1.a). While this phrase does not explicitly contain the words duty to protect, this concept is an inherent part of this primary responsibility. Promoting the welfare of your client definitely includes the duty to protect. As a chemical dependency counselor, you cannot possibly be promoting the client’s welfare if you are not protecting the client from the many issues that can affect the client.
A.2.d. Inability to Give Consent: Counselors recognize the need to balance the ethical rights of clients to make choices, their capacity to give consent or assent to receive services, and parental or familial legal rights and responsibilities to protect these clients and make decisions on their behalf.
A.9.b. Protecting Clients In a group setting, counselors take reasonable precautions to protect clients from physical, emotional, or psychological trauma.
B.1.c. Respect for Confidentiality Counselors protect the confidential information of prospective and current clients.
B.2.a. Serious and Foreseeable Harm and Legal Requirements The general requirement that counselors keep information confidential does not apply when disclosure is required to protect clients or identified others from serious and foreseeable harm or when legal requirements demand that confidential information must be revealed.
B.3.f. Deceased Clients Counselors protect the confidentiality of deceased clients, consistent with legal requirements and the documented preferences of the client.
B.5. Clients Lacking Capacity to Give Informed Consent
B.5.a. Responsibility to Clients When counseling minor clients or adult clients who lack the capacity to give voluntary, informed consent, counselors protect the confidentiality of information received—in any medium—in the counseling relationship as specified by federal and state laws, written policies, and applicable ethical standards.
B.6.h. Storage and Disposal after Termination Counselors store records following termination of services to ensure reasonable future access, maintain records in accordance with federal and state laws and statutes such as licensure laws and policies governing records, and dispose of client records and other sensitive materials in a manner that protects client confidentiality.
B.6.i. Reasonable Precautions Counselors take reasonable precautions to protect client confidentiality in the event of the counselor’s termination of practice, incapacity, or death and appoint a records custodian when identified as appropriate.
B.7. Case Consultation
B.7.a. Respect for Privacy Information shared in a consulting relationship is discussed for professional purposes only. Written and oral reports present only data germane to the purposes of the consultation, and every effort is made to protect client identity and to avoid undue invasion of privacy
C.2.b. New Specialty Areas of Practice Counselors practice in specialty areas new to them only after appropriate education, training, and supervised experience. While developing skills in new specialty areas, counselors take steps to ensure the competence of their work and protect others from possible harm.
D.1.i. Protection from Punitive Action Counselors do not harass a colleague or employee or dismiss an employee who has acted in a responsible and ethical manner to expose inappropriate employer policies or practices.
F Supervision, Training, and Teaching
F.1.c. Informed Consent and Client Rights Supervisors make supervisees aware of client rights, including the protection of client privacy and confidentiality in the counseling relationship.
F.2.c. Online Supervision When using technology in supervision, counselor supervisors are competent in the use of those technologies. Supervisors take the necessary precautions to protect the confidentiality of all information transmitted through any electronic means.
G.1. Research Responsibilities
G.1.d. Deviation from Standard Practice Counselors seek consultation and observe stringent safeguards to protect the rights of research participants when research indicates that a deviation from standard or acceptable practices may be necessary.
G.2. Rights of Research Participants
G.2.c. Client Participation Counselors conducting research involving clients make clear in the informed consent process that clients are free to choose whether to participate in research activities. Counselors take necessary precautions to protect clients from adverse consequences of declining or withdrawing from participation.
G.2.d. Confidentiality of Information Information obtained about research participants during the course of research is confidential. Procedures are implemented to protect confidentiality.
G.4.d. Reporting Results: Identity of Participants In situations where participants self-identify their involvement in research studies, researchers take active steps to ensure that data are adapted/changed to protect the identity and welfare of all parties and that discussion of results does not cause harm to participants.
H. Distance Counseling and Social Media: Introduction Counselors understand the additional concerns related to the use of distance counseling, technology, and social media and make every attempt to protect confidentiality and meet any legal and ethical requirements for the use of such resources.
H.5.b. Client Rights Counselors who offer distance counseling services and/or maintain a professional website provide electronic links to relevant licensure and professional certification boards to protect consumer and client rights and address ethical concerns.
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ACA Governing Council. (2014). 2014 ACA code of ethics. American Counseling Association. https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2014-code-of-ethics-finaladdress.pdf?sfvrsn=96b532c_2