Introduction to Ethics & Confidentiality

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  This is an introductory training to help educate, guide, and discuss the world of substance use professional ethics, boundaries and professional expectations in everyday interactions with clients and families that we serve. Specifically, we will discuss professional and personal boundaries, ethical guidelines as stated by NAADAC, the importance of supervision, the therapeutic relationship and how to work through potential ethical issues.  We will discuss the importance of having clear boundaries, how to distinguish oneself from being “friendly” and being a “friend” and ethical practice when working with clients and why this is important for both ones self and the health and well-being of clients.   This training will introduce participants to an ethical decision-making model for dealing with ethical dilemmas and the importance of clinical supervision within that process as well as review the basis for Addiction Treatment Professional Ethics (NAADAC).   By the end of this training participants will also increase understanding of:  

  • the difference between ethics, morals, values beliefs and the law;
  • boundary issues, boundary violations and dual relationships;
  • use of self disclosure; and 
  •  confidentiality and ethics in regard to technology.

PRESENTER:   Kelly Luedtke, MLADC is the full time Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Service and Addiction Counseling at NHTI-Concord’s Community College in Concord, NH. She has been in the profession of substance use counseling for over fifteen years, most recently serving as Chief of Operations and Clinical Officer at Serenity Place in Manchester, NH for the past 3 years. Kelly has worked in the treatment continuum from prevention, to detoxification, sobriety maintenance, medically assisted treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and transitional living. She has served the community as an outreach worker, clinician, senior administrator, and educator. Currently, Kelly gives back to the community through her role as Past President of NHADACA, as a member of the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board. Kelly, a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC), currently has a master’s degree in Education/Counseling as well as a CAGS in Counseling. When Kelly isn’t lending her time to students or the substance abuse community, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, exercising by running 5K’s to marathons, and cooking anything out of her vegetable and herb garden.

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6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Ethics for recertification
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12
CRSW Performance Domains:  1
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Event Details

January 15, 2021
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00