Free NAADAC Webinar

April 17, 2014

The advent and evolution of electronic and digital hardware towards computers, laptops and tablets, the creation of smart phones, the ability to see without being physically present, and the desire for instantaneous connection through social media has created a paradigm shift that will dramatically influence all clinicians. Therapists and allied service providers will have to wrestle with (a) how they and their clients define treatment, (b) how to deliver services that are ethical and timely, and (c) how to maintain professional versus personal boundaries. This free webinar will discuss e-counseling, social media, and digital communication with clients in your addiction counseling practice, and highlight the areas of the NAADAC Ethics Code that relate to these topics. Examples, scenarios and case-studies will be woven into this informative hour.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify clinical and ethical issues addiction professionals face when using electronics and social media;
  • Define online transparency pertaining to clinicians and clients;
  • Identify the barriers and requirements for ethical e-counseling;
  • Communicate ethically with clients via email and text messages;
  • Identify the recent changes made to the NAADAC Ethics Code that relate to online technology; and
  • Review what new sections were added and why.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 1 CE for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 1 CE for $15 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Mita M Johnson, Ed.D, LPC, LMFT, ACS, AAMFT-Approved Clinical Supervisor, LAC, MAC, SAP, has 25 years of experience working in behavioral healthcare as a mental health and substance abuse clinician, educator, trainer, consultant, and supervisor. Mita is a faculty member at Metropolitan State University of Denver and an affiliate faculty member at Argosy University Denver. She offers Colorado-required certified addiction counselor (CAC) trainings throughout the state; and provides content-specific trainings for NAADAC and other provider organizations. Topics she frequently provides training on include ethics, clinical supervision, incorporating the DSM-5 into clinical practice, culturally-responsive treatment guidelines, the neurobiological implications of addiction, and pharmacology of drugs of addiction. Mita is the immediate Past-President of the Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals and Mita is the NAADAC Southwest Regional Vice President. Mita was awarded a Bachelor's degree in Biology, a Master's degree in Counseling, and a Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision.

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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