Demonstrate a standard of professionalism and integrity in practice, and confront and resolve ethical challenges by seeking appropriate collaboration and consultation

  • Explain ethics and how to conduct practice within the context of a professional code of ethics. Give examples of inappropriate behavior. Define appropriate contexts for dual relationships and how to set and maintain clear, professional, and culturally sensitive boundaries.

  • Describe the evolution of HIPAA and what constitutes protected health information, including communication requirements within the context of health information technology

  • Describe what it means to be an effective contributing member of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Model appropriate professional behavior at all times, apply ethical guidelines and demonstrate the effective use of supervision.

  • Explain how to secure informed consent from a consumer.

  • Explain a provider’s ethical responsibility to empower consumers.

  • Identify a number of strategies, consistent with professional practice, to empower consumers.

  • Summarize the importance of evaluating the effectiveness of personal practice.

  • Describe how individuals working in the behavioral health field practice self‐care. Utilize supervision effectively to prevent compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization.

  • Practice using a supervisory relationship to resolve ethical challenges.

  • Define confidentiality requirements and how to communicate these policies to staff, consumers, families, guardians, and others.

  • Maintain sound documentation that reflects an adherence to individualized, person‐ centered care.

  • Collaborate and interact effectively with community members and other professionals.

  • Relate the intersection of ethics with state and federal laws.