Adolescent Treatment and Recovery, Part 2: Respecting My Privacy, Ethically: A Minor’s Rights to Confidentiality

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Recorded on Thursday, November 10, 2022

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In this session, we will take a look at the ethics behind treating adolescent patients. Anyone who has worked with adolescents is familiar with the delicate dance between respecting the rights and confidentiality of the adolescent patient, while also trying to support and inform concerned parents or guardians. Laws can vary state-to-state, and at times there can feel like a conflict between the law and our code of ethics. This webinar will discuss common challenges with addressing privacy when counseling adolescents, introduce Corey, Corey, and Callanan’s ethical decision-making model, and apply it to cases with adolescents. For anyone working with this population, this webinar is essential.


Carmela Drake, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, CAADP, is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the undergraduate Addiction Studies program at Alabama State University (ASU). She possesses a Doctoral degree in Human Services from Capella University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Supervisor (LPC-S) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with two addiction certifications in the state of Alabama: Certified Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Professional (CAADP) and Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor, Level III (ACGC-III). She has worked in the field of addictions for over 20 years and serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Council on Substance Abuse in Montgomery, Alabama.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to summarize four common challenges with addressing privacy when counseling adolescents.
  • Participants will be able to describe three core elements of Corey, Corey, and Callanan’s (1998) ethical decision-making model.
  • Participants will be able to apply the ethical decision-making model when facing ethical dilemmas involving a minor when the parents are requesting information from the counselor.
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  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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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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