December 9, 2015 , 8:30 am , 4 pm

130 Pembroke Road Suite 100

Concord, NH

Ethical issues for recovery support workers
with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC
A 6 hour training event on Wednesday, December 9, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
at NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH

PRESENTATION: Recovery Support Workers have a unique relationship with clients receiving treatment for substance use disorders, often interacting with them in more informal settings and over longer periods of time than counselors. The resulting familiarity could result to a blurring of boundaries traditionally established between clients and treatment providers. This workshop will examine common ethical issues and conflicts faced by counselors and Recovery Support Workers in the usual course of practice. It will focus specifically on boundary issues, dual relationships and confidentiality issues and provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties in order to make the best decisions possible. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and case analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of ethical conflicts they have encountered in their own practice for discussion. Participants will be able to:

  • Describe why and how to apply the federal confidentiality regulations for alcohol and drug abuse patient records.
  • Identify the exceptions to confidentiality.
  • Navigate ethical conflicts resulting from the requirements of confidentiality.
  • Identify 3 common boundary violations and how to avoid them.

PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is the Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center in Gilford and Plymouth, NH. She has been working with substance abusers and their families for over 25 years. Abikoff has an extensive background providing clinical services, as well as training and consultation in the areas of confidentiality and professional ethics, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, women’s issues, corrections and forensics. Her professional training and consultation services have been delivered to substance abuse and mental health professionals and provider agencies across the country. She is currently on the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals.

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Ethics for recertification
CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 7, 10-13, 18
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).


NHADACA Members: $35;        Non-Members $45;   NBCC Contact Hours $5     Lunch will be on your own.

For registration information contact: Kim Hyslop, 603-225-7060,

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.