SRJC Course Outlines

11/27/2021 3:31:37 PMHUSV 87 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUSV 87Title:  ETHICAL ISSUES IN HUMAN  
Full Title:  Ethical Issues in Human Services
Last Reviewed:1/27/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  COUN 87

Catalog Description:
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This is an introductory course focusing on the ethical and legal standards and requirements governing the human service profession. Examines the relationship between personal values and professional behavior. Develops understanding of professional ethics, confidentiality, counselor and client rights and responsibilities, and other ethical issues.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This is an introductory course focusing on the ethical and legal standards and requirements governing the human service profession. Examines the relationship between personal values and professional behavior. Develops understanding of professional ethics, confidentiality, counselor and client rights and responsibilities, and other ethical issues.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2001Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Analyze existing laws, regulations, and code of ethics relevant to human services
2. Describe application of counselor and clients' rights and responsibilities in human services
3. Examine one's own values and attitudes as they apply to ethical decision making
 

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Students will be able to:
 
1. Examine, evaluate and compare the professional standards used in human services agencies.
2. Differentiate and explain counselor and client responsibilities.
3. Distinguish the common employment problems/issues associated with codes of conduct or
    codes of ethics.
4. Assess and analyze professional liability as it relates to Federal and State regulations and case
    law.
5. Examine and evaluate the impact of unethical practice of the human service professional.
6. Explain ethical issues such as informed consent, confidentiality, transference and counter
    transference, sexual misconduct, boundary violations and medical conditions.
7. Analyze cases using components of an ethical decision-making model.
8. Outline and describe the basic components of ethics in a cultural context.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction of Professional Ethics in Human Services  
     A. Codes of ethics   
    B. Ethical decision making
          1. Feminist model
         2. Transcultural integrative model
         3. Social constructionist model
 
II. Counselor as a Person and Professional
     A. Personal therapy
    B. Countertransference
    C. Client dependence
    D. Coping with stress and burnout
 
III. Values and the Helping Relationship
     A. Value exploration, imposition, and conflict
     B. Referral of client to another professional
    C. Discriminatory referrals and implications
 
IV. Role of Ethics Pertaining to Multicultural Perspectives and Diversity Issues
 
V. Client Rights and Counselor Responsibilities
     A. Informed consent
    B. Record keeping
    C. Working with minors
    D. Basis for malpractice liability
    E. Practical strategies for risk management
    F. Nonmaleficence
 
VI. Examine Confidentiality, Ethical, and Legal Issues
    A. Confidentiality and privileged communication
    B. Limitations of confidentiality
    C. Duty to warn and protect
    D. Landmark court cases and implications
          1. Tarasoff Case
         2. Bradley Case
         3. Jablonski Case
    E. Ethical and legal issues pertaining to suicide
    F. Confidentiality with HIV/AIDS counseling and other medical conditions
 
VII. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Boundaries and Multiple Relationships
     A. Analysis and ethical management of boundaries
    B. Avoidable, unavoidable, and accidental multiple relationships
 
VIII. Examine Professional Competence and Training Issues
    A. Assessment of competence and evaluation of:
         1. Knowledge, skills, and personal functioning
         2. Interpersonal behavior and personal characteristics
         3. Psychological fitness of trainees
     B. Professional licensing and certification
     C. Developing and/or upgrading skills
    D. Making referrals
 
IX. Examine Legal and Ethical Issues in Supervision and Consultation
     A. Informed consent in supervision
    B. Responsibilities of supervisees
    C. Supervisor's role and responsibilities
 
X. Ethical Considerations in the Context of Theory, Practice, and Research Couples and Family
    Therapy, Group Work and Community Work

Assignments:
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1. Read textbook and other instructional material of 25-30 pages per week
2. Write reaction essays on current ethical issues and dilemmas
3. Analyze case scenarios, develop plan of resolution, and role-play in individual, dyad, or small
    groups
4. Write reflection paper about ethical and legal practices in human services
5. Chapter quiz(zes) (0-3)
6  Midterm project or exam
7. Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 40%
Reflection paper and reaction essays
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 30%
Case scenarios and problem solving ethical dilemmas
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
Class performances: individual, dyads, small group problem solving
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 30%
Quizzes (0-3), midterm project or exam, and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions. 10th ed. Corey, Gerard and Corey, Marianne and Corey, Cindy. Cengage Learning. 2018
Ethics and Decision Making in Counseling and Psychotherapy. 4th ed. Cottone, Roverts and Tarvydas, Vilia. Springer Publishing. 2016

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