Part Six: Modern Ethics in Addiction Treatment and Panel Discussion
Recorded on Friday, April 9, 2021
A Recorded Webinar
Working with substance use disorders involves navigating an ethically-complex terrain with numerous stakeholders, regulatory bodies, and clinical philosophies to juggle as you make clinical and organizational decisions. This session focuses on applied ethics in the context of the treatment of addictions – examining real-world scenarios and ethical conflicts to help prepare you to navigate these challenging situations when they present in your practice. Topics addressed include drug screening, administrative discharge, stigma and language, harm-reduction models, and more. This presentation will include a panel discussion regarding ethics in addiction treatment.
Aaron Weiner, PhD, ABPP, MAC, is a board-certified psychologist and owner of Bridge Forward Group, a private practice and consulting organization. He earned his Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed his fellowship in addiction psychology at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Prior to forming Bridge Forward, Weiner served as the Director of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health in Naperville, Illinois. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has served on the Board of the Society of Addiction Psychology, and won multiple regional awards for his commitment to converting best-practice ideas into real-world change.
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.
Thomas Durham, PhD, has been in involved in the field of addiction treatment since 1974 as a counselor, clinical supervisor, program director, and educator. Durham is semi-retired and currently provides clinical support and training to Phoenix House of New England. Until the end of 2018, he served as the NAADAC Director of Training. Durham also worked in government contracting under SAMHSA (while at JBS International) and the Department of Defense (while at Danya International). He also served as the Executive Director of The Danya Institute and Project Director of the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center. From 2004-2017, Durham taught graduate courses in psychology as an adjunct professor at Northcentral University.
Angela Maxwell, PhD, CSAPS, is the Prevention Services Director for Alcohol and Drug Services. She oversees services in ten counties across central North Carolina and has worked in substance use prevention 25 years. Maxwell is also the co-founder of Aspire Training and Consulting Group, LLC. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (UNC-Chapel Hill), a Master of Science degree in Agency Counseling (NC A&T State University) and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Leadership Studies (NC A&T State University). She is a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist. Maxwell serves on several local, statewide, and national boards. She is a statewide trainer in the areas of substance use prevention, workforce development, strategic planning, coalition development, and workplace wellness. Maxwell has received several statewide substance use professional of the year awards (2008, 2010, 2019).
- Participants will be able to describe the strengths and weaknesses of at least two types of drug testing, as well as best practices in responding to positive screens.
- Participants will be able to summarize the ethical issues surrounding administrative discharge.
- Participants will identify at least three words or phrases that are stigmatizing to individuals with substance use disorders and their best-practice substitutes.
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Polls and Q&A
Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)
A Certificate of Completion for 2 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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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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