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.
Ethics are more than just a written code that addiction professionals are expected to follow – they are the moral principles that underly every aspect of this work. The Ethics In Practice Specialty Online Training Series will provide a thorough dive into the NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics, bringing to life how the code plays out in the work of addiction professionals and ways to handle and avoid ethical dilemmas.
This series is designed to accompany the NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics.
Upon completion of the training series, individuals may apply for the Ethics in Practice Certificate.
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.
Beginner and Intermediate
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.
Receive 1.5 CEs for $25. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.
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.