Effective Counseling Services

Effective Counseling Services Discussion1 Unit 9

It is important that the approaches used by addiction professionals and the addiction programs implemented are effective for the clients who will be receiving these services. Consider this research question:

What is the effect of counseling for adolescents who report serious issues with substance abuse?

  1. If you were granted permission to do this study at your agency, what steps would you take to locate participants? What legal or ethical issues would you consider as you selected participants?
  2. How would you address issues of informed consent and confidentiality for participants in the study?

Cite specific areas of the NAADAC Code of Ethics and other ethical guidelines to support your decisions.


  • Studies


Use your Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions text to read the following:

  • Chapter 3, “Values and the Helping Relationship,” pages 67–104.

Use the Capella University Library to read the following:

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