IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Fall 2020 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.
This program has been approved for 6 Category A Continuing Education Credits in Ethics by the National Association of Social Workers, NH Chapter. Auth. #3372
Working in the substance misuse treatment field presents dilemmas relating to personal beliefs, judgments, and values. How society views persons with addictive disorders is fraught with emotion, misperceptions, and biases that can affect how we work with youthful misusers. Because of the highly charged emotional nature of the substance misuse treatment field, helpers should possess the tools to explore ethical dilemmas objectively.
This training focuses upon the legal constraints, obligations, and options that provide the framework within which ethical issues must be decided. Specifically we will examine confidentiality using 42CFR Part 2, explore the NAADAC Code of Ethics, and discover ethical decision making while using the ethical decision making model. As a result of the training, participants will learn how to assess ethics vs. personal biases, will fully understand the importance of healthy boundaries and will be able to assess countertransference and transference towards clients and self.
Participants leave with an understanding of the principals of ethics and have the background knowledge to obtain future guidance as needed.
Mike Hague, M.A. in counseling psychology, MLADC, has over 20 years' experience as a crisis/drug and alcohol counselor for middle and high school students in Bedford. He is the co-founder and past president of the Assn. of Student Assistance Professionals of NH and a former drug and alcohol prevention trainer for the NH State Dept. of Education. He has coordinated and developed community programs for drug prevention, and has trained school districts, community organizations, mental health agencies and colleges about adolescent issues. Currently he is an adjunct professor at NHTI Community College.