Ethics in Practice, Part 3: Principles III, IV, & IX

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Friday, February 26, 2021 

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This webinar will cover the third, fourth, and ninth ethical principles of the NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics, including Principle III: Professional Responsibilities and Workplace Standards, Principle IV: Working in a Culturally Diverse World, and Principle IX: Research and Publication. Principle III focuses on how to maintain professionalism in the workplace, including the topics of nondiscrimination, harassment, scope of practice, education, impairment, and illegal practices. Principle IV focuses on ethical principles in culturally diverse work, which encompasses principles such as respect, cultural humility, personal beliefs, methodologies, recruitment, and more. Lastly, Principle IX examines the ethics of research and publication. After a concise review of the third, fourth, and ninth 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.

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).

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

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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 Certificate of Achievement for Ethics in Practice

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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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