Registration deadline 4/28/22
Dr. Mita M Johnson has been practicing in the world of mental health, marriage and family, and addictions counseling for the past 30 years. She earned her Doctorate 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, trauma-sensitive care, and clinical supervision. In addition to being a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), she has been an active member of NAADAC (the national Association for Addiction Professionals) for the last 15 years, has served as NAADAC’s Ethics Chair, and began her 2-year term as NAADAC’s President in October 2020.
It can be shocking to consider what some professionals and allied service providers consider ethical and appropriate thoughts to have and behaviors to engage in. Ethics is something we have to breathe in and out every day we are in this profession; ethical breaches begin as a singular event along a slippery slope. As providers working in the addictions and co-occurring disorders profession, we have a duty and responsibility to adhere to legal and ethical mandates, in order to do no harm while delivering evidence-based, client-centered treatment and recovery support. NAADAC’s Code of Ethics (revised 01.01.21) provides the profession with standards of practice and boundaries of practice. This 6-hour workshop will begin with a discussion of key points in the NAADAC Code of Ethics. There will also be discussions, using case studies, on the following topics:
telehealth lessons learned during COVID-19
privacy versus confidentiality
updates to HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 42
practicing in a culturally diverse world
alignment of scope of practice
difference between scope of practice and standard of practice
boundary crossings versus boundary violations
impairment versus functionality
recommended practices that promote risk management
The workshop will include time for open dialogue with attendees about real life scenarios and thoughts to consider.
Morning: 9:00 am – 10:30 am EST*
Break 10:30 – 10:45 am EST*
Lunch: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Afternoon: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST*
Break 2:30 – 2:45pm EST*
Adjourn: 4:30 pm EST
*Throughout entire presentation: case studies are used to explore concepts and concerns.
**This is a very interactive presentation – participants can ask questions of presenter throughout the workshop.
6 Credits: NAADAC CU’s are approved
Social Worker CE’s, Allied MH CE’s and Psychologists CE’s pending