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Ethics, Law, and Substance Use Disorders Training (In-Person)

February 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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For today’s provider, ethical decisions are often complex, involving a range of multifaceted issues that cannot be easily resolved. This is particularly true in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.This workshop is designed to help the SUD provider explore common ethical decision-making.

The day will be spent in a lively dialogue on critical issues including confidentiality, dual relationships, boundaries, responsibility, competence, and legal standards. The link between the quality of ethics and the quality of care in substance use, misuse, and abuse treatment will also be discussed. This course will provide both useful theoretical models and hands-on opportunities to improve knowledge & skills.

Targeted audience: This workshop is targeted to mental health and SUD workers and counselors.

At the completion of the one-day workshop, participants will:

  • Examine some critical areas that the professional needs to be intimately familiar with from both a risk-management and client-care perspective.
  • Increase knowledge of specific legal and ethical issues within the addiction profession.
  • Become aware of appropriate decision making models for ethical behavior in the treatment of co occurring disorders, chemical dependency and mental health.
  • Develop clear ethical boundaries.
  • Identify methods of ethical decision-making.
  • Identify the gray areas in legal and ethical decision-making that contribute to professional errors.



Maine Behavioral Health Workforce Development Collaborative
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Portland Fireside Inn
81 Riverside Street
Portland, ME United States
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