Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association
PRESENTATION: There are many times when clinical practice with clients who have lived experience with mental health and substance use concerns present unique ethical challenges. These types of challenges are most effectively and efficiently responded to by clinical staff that understand ethical principles and decision making. This training will provide content regarding common types of ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas. Ethical issues that are not resolved satisfactorily by utilizing reflective practice skills and the application of professional codes of ethics coupled with a viable ethical decision-making model run the risk of not serving the best interests of all parties. This training will provide the needed knowledge base to help clinical staff feel more confident in the decisions that they make to resolve ethical dilemmas. As a result of this training participants will:
- Learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns;
- Learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns;
- Gain an awareness of how utilizing reflective practice skills will promote desired outcomes in the most ethically sound fashion that is client centered;
- Learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns; and
- Learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of social work at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. He is currently providing clinical supervision and consultation services for the Compass of Hope Counseling, PLLC in Bedford, NH. Dr. Meyer’s MSW is in clinical social work from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. His doctorate is in sociology from Boston University specializing in organizational behavior, medical sociology, and mental health. He served as an executive administrator for social rehabilitation services and was on faculty at the BU School of Medicine as a clinical instructor of psychiatry (social work). He taught at Curry College, MA and at Roger Williams College, RI. He provides counseling services as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker; an approved clinical supervisor in NH and is a Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work through the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Meyer works with public and private agencies providing organizational and clinical, supervisory, and administrative consultation, training, program evaluation and grant writing services.
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- March 31, 2023
- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- remote via Zoom
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