New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Ethical Challenges in the Behavioral Health Field: Cutting Edge Issues

  • May 02, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Rivier University, 420 Main St, Nashua, NH 03060
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A 6 hour training event with Frederic Reamer, PhD

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

PRESENTATION:  This workshop will provide participants with an in-depth examination of compelling ethical challenges in the behavioral health field.  Moving beyond introductory ethics concepts, Dr. Reamer will explore difficult ethics cases and practical strategies designed to protect clients, practitioners, and agencies.  The workshop will include a series of challenging ethics cases involving conflicting professional duties and discuss practical steps that professionals can take to manage ethical issues skillfully.  Key topics will include boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, ethical implications of digital technology, informed consent, clients’ rights, termination of services, and impaired professionals.  The workshop will include discussion of relevant ethical standards; statutes, regulations, and case law; supervision; and consultation.  Dr. Reamer will focus especially on complex documentation issues.  He will make extensive use of case material and provide ample opportunity for audience participation. 

PRESENTER:  Frederic G. Reamer is Professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983.  His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, public welfare, and professional ethics.  Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1978) and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings.  He has taught at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration (1978-1981), and the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Social Work (1981-1983).  Dr. Reamer has served as Director of the National Juvenile Justice Assessment Center of the U.S. Department of Justice, OJJDP (1979-1981); as Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor of Rhode Island (1987-1990); and as a Commissioner of the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation.   Dr. Reamer served on the State of Rhode Island Parole Board from 1992 to 2016.  He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Work Education (1990-1994).  He served as Associate Editor of the National Association of Social Workers Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th edition) and currently serves as Associate Editor of theEncyclopedia of Social Work Online (Oxford University Press and National Association of Social Workers).

Fee: *NHADACA Members: $100; *Non-Members $150;   *NBCC add $5.     Lunch will be on your own.

For registration information contact: 603-225-7060,

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Ethics (for re-certification)
CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 6, 7, 10 – 13 & 15
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a wait list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

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