Mary McCarty-Arias, M.A.
Research Project Manager
Division of Substance Use Disorders
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
Did you know that most codes of ethics include direction on self-care? It is the responsibility of the counselor to respond fully
and be present for clients. Self-care enhances a counselor’s ability to do this. This course will review the definition of ethics and look at different codes of ethics (CASAC, NAADAC, CRC, and Social Work) and describe how self-care is important to maintain ethical practice.