Ethics in Practice, Part 5: Principles V & VI

A Recorded Webinar

Recorded on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 


This webinar will cover the fifth and sixth ethical principles of the NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics, Principle V: Assessment, Evaluation and Interpretation and Principle VI: E-Therapy, E-Supervision, and Social Media. Principle V focuses on the ethics of the assessment and evaluative process, which includes topics such as validity and reliability, cultural influences, diagnosis, and interpretation of results. The presentation will then focus on Principle VI regarding e-therapy, e-supervision, and social media. Standards that fall under Principle VI include topics such as competency, informed consent, security, boundaries, capability, and social networking. After a concise review of the fifth and sixth principles, the webinar will focus on case examples to highlight common ethical dilemmas that treatment providers face in everyday practice.


Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LAC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II, has been practicing in the world of mental health, marriage and family, and addictions counseling for the past 30 years. She earned her Doctorate degree in counselor education and supervision and is a core faculty member in the School of Counseling program at Walden University. She has a thriving private practice where she provides telebehavioral health services, clinical supervision, counseling to our military, and addiction-specific training and education. Her areas of specialization include pharmacology, co-occurring disorders, ethics, culturally-responsive care, and clinical supervision. She has been an active member of NAADAC for the last 15 years, has served as the Ethics Chair, and began her term as the NAADAC President in October 2020.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to summarize the NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics, Principles V & VI.
  • Participants will be able to describe areas of frequent ethical conflict that are specific to NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics, Principles V & VI.
  • Participants will develop strategies to avoid and resolve potential ethical violations regarding NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics, Principles V & VI.
Content Level

Beginner and Intermediate

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

Polls and Q&A

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Ethics in Practice Certificate. Access to the online CE quiz will be in your NAADAC profile after registration.

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This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions. 


Receive 1.5 CEs for $25. 

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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