Free NAADAC Webinar

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 @ 3-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
Watch: On-Demand Recording
Download: PowerPoint Slides 
CE Credit: Online CE Quiz 
Answers: Live Event Q & A 

To touch or not to touch? This has been a topic of discussion and debate among counseling professions for many years. It continues to be confusing for many who work with clients in counseling settings. This webinar will address this topic for those working in addictions and how if effects their work. Through this didactic webinar, suggestions and guidelines will be explored along with ideas for making an ethical decision when faced with this issue.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss how touch may be confusing for many counselors.
  • Consider the role touch may have in counseling.
  • Define guidelines for making an ethical decision when faced with touch in counseling clients.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1 Continuing Education Hour (CE)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, please click here to complete the online evaluation and CE quiz and get your CE Certificate. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $15 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.

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Frances Patterson, PhD, is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in Tennessee and a NAADAC certified MAC. She is an NAFC Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Specialist and is a diplomat and board certified professional counselor with the American Psychotherapy Association (APA). She is certified in Tennessee as a Clinical Supervisor. She has worked as a counselor and program administrator for more than 27 years. She owns Footprints Consulting Services in Nashville, where she provides client education, program consultation, professional training, and clinical supervision. She has conducted professional training for over 20 years on addictions, mental health and professional counseling issues and currently teaches national seminars. She is a member of NAADAC’s ethics committee and is chair of the clinical issues committee. In 2006 she received the Mel Schulstad award, NAADAC’s Professional of the Year award.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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