Ethical and Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling, Section I: Definitions, Principles I-III, and Cases
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Recorded Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Ethically, addiction counselors and allied service providers have an obligation to protect their clients, their communities, and their career through the provision of ethical services. This section of the three-part webinar series will define key terms used when discussing ethics, define guiding values that are foundational to ethical practice, and discuss informed consent, confidentiality, and privileged communication.
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Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, LMFT, LAC, MAC, SAP, has degrees in biology, community counseling, and counselor education and supervision. Johnson is a core faculty member in Walden University’s School of Counseling MS program. She teaches, trains, and speaks locally and nationally on many topics including ethics, psychopharmacology, and the science of addictions. She became interested in the field of addictions when she realized that most of her clients were dealing with co-occurring mental health and substance use or other addictive behavior disorders. Johnson is passionate about understanding how drugs influence the body's homeostasis systemically. Johnson is the NAADAC President-Elect and an active member of the Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals. She has been working as a clinician for 29 years, and currently maintains a thriving private practice where she is providing counseling, clinical supervision, and consultation.
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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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