Confidentiality in The 21st Century

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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This training will be hybrid with the option of in-person instruction or virtual via zoom*

Please select the in-person or virtual on your price point for payment as limited in-person seats will be available.


This web based training will explore the many ethical and legal concepts and issues associated with counseling and maintaining confidentiality. Client’s rights and what may or may not be disclosed is far more complex than CFR 42 part 2. What happens to confidentiality when you have chart audits, insurance inspections, legal actions? A counselor is sure they have confidentiality in the communications with their clients. But not all communications are confidential, and not all counselors are covered. Do you know if your licensure guarantees confidentiality?  We will explain and clarify how the law and ethics converge to balance the rights of the individual, the therapist and society. 

Participants will: 

  • Learn how Federal and State laws may vary on Confidentiality. 
  • Gain an understanding of how your licensure and level of training affects a client’s rights. 
  • Review the times and events that may cause you to broach confidentiality.  
  • Understand the times when communications are not confidential. 
  • Learn how to explain to your clients what are their rights, and when they are not covered. 

PRESENTER:  Joseph Zannella has 33 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He is the Clinical Director of ASIST Programs in Bridgeport for Family Reentry for the last six years. He is on the faculty of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 16 years teaching multiple topics including Neurobiology, Internet Addictions and Ethics. With Clinical and Administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator, he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT

Event Details

September 15, 2021
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
online virtual or 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
See registration for details