New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Virtual: Advanced Ethics for Prevention Professionals

  • May 12, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 15


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A 6 hour training event with Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS

May 12, 2020

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

This training has been changed to remote only!

PRESENTATION:  The Advanced Ethics in Prevention course, developed by the US CAPT and endorsed by SAMHSA, is a six hour in-person training for experienced prevention professionals. It is an in-depth exploration of the role of ethics in prevention work intended to enhance participants’ capacity to apply the Prevention Think Tank’s Code of Ethics’ six key principles to more complex ethical situations. In addition to a review of the principles and their application to advanced issues, participants will utilize case studies and discussion to share: strategies for applying the ethical principles to navigate difficult situations. Completion of the basic course in Prevention Ethics in the last three years is a pre-requisite.

As a result of attending this training participants will: 

  • Review major principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics
  • Identify advanced ethical issues related to issues in prevention practice
  • Use an ethical decision-making process to apply the Prevention Code of Ethics to real-life situations encountered by experienced professionals

PRESENTER:  Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS, is a consultant and master trainer who has provided community and strategic planning, program development, and capacity building in all areas of prevention practice throughout the United States. For 20 years she worked in this capacity for the US Center for the Application of Prevention Technology (CAPT). She was the founder and for 30 years the executive director of Initiatives for Human Development, a statewide, multi-service prevention program, and a founder of CODAC, RI’s largest non-profit treatment program. She has worked extensively at both the community and state levels directing a statewide prevention agency, developing strategic prevention/behavioral health care plans, creating curriculum and programs for at-risk youth and families as well as instructional guidelines for substance misuse and mental health education. In addition to her prevention work, she was the founding director of the Institute for Addiction Recovery at RI College and is board chair of RI’s largest statewide multi-service treatment program. She is a member of the faculty and advisory board of the New England School of Addiction Studies, a member of the advisory board for the National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) and the New England PTTC, and a member of the Board of Directors and the Prevention Committee Co-Chair of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), the international organization that certifies professionals working in behavioral health. Sandra is a co-author of the CAPT’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) and its basic and advanced Prevention Ethics as well as many other courses and webinars. Sandra received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College (Newton), and her Master’s degree in counselor education from Rhode Island College. She also completed a certificate program in non-profit management through Brown University in Providence. Ms. Del Sesto is an advanced certified prevention specialist.

Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $55; *Non-Members $65; *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.    For registration information contact:  603-225-7060,

For registration information contact:  603-225-7060,

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Ethics
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  13
CRSW Performance Domains:  2
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

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