Participants will learn to build an ethical practice, thereby creating a lens by which to view any ethical situation. Areas of focus include: keys to building an ethical practice; using the 5 Tiers and 4 Pillars of Ethics as applied to ethical dilemmas; and an emphasis on protecting the client, clinician, agency, and community. After learning these ethical tools and principles, participants will apply them to grapple with compelling ethical dilemmas depicted in vignettes from substance abuse treatment settings.
This course is based on the recorded webinar, Ethics 101 for Addiction Professionals created by Bob Tyler, LAADC-CA, SAP, ACRPS in 2019.
While working in Inpatient, Residential, and Intensive Outpatient levels of care, Bob Tyler has been working in recovery since 1990. He serves as Compliance Officer at L.A. CADA, is owner of Bob Tyler Recovery Services (consulting, CD private practice, public speaking), is Past President of CAADAC, and taught the ethics course at LMU Extension in the Alcohol and Drug Studies Program for several years. He authored the EVVY Award-winning book, Enough Already! A Guide to Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Addiction, and has produced several educational DVD’s shown in over 1000 treatment centers across the country, including Craving and Relapse.
Disclosures He receives recording royalties for this presentation.
Addiction counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Identify ethical principles that will protect the client, the client clinical information, the clinician, and the community.
Apply the 4 Pillars and 5 Tiers of Ethics in analyzing ethical situations and making appropriate ethical decisions.
Identify and apply the four best keys to building an ethical practice.
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Faculty: Bob Tyler, LAADC-CA, SAP, ACRPS
He receives recording royalties for this presentation.
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