Ethical Principles and Confidentiality Issues in Addiction Work



9:00 am
Apr 26
4:00 pm
Apr 26

Participants will explore the ethical issues that are shared with other fields in psychotherapy and those that are unique to the addiction treatment arena. We will begin with a review of the ethical principles of Autonomy, Fidelity, Justice, Beneficence, and Non-Malfeasance. Issues such as professional boundaries, confidentiality (HIPAA and 42 CFR), and cultural considerations (colonization, historical trauma and class issues) will also be explored. (6 CEUs)

Course Instructor
Brian Serna LPCC LADAC
Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC is the CEO/Founder of Serna Solutions and is a well sought after trainer and consultant in behavioral health issues related to Evidence Based Practices, Cultural Considerations and Ethical Issues. He has a BA in Psychology from New Mexico State University and an MA in Counseling from the University of New Mexico. Mr. Serna has trained and consulted with programs in over twenty different states, five different countries, and sixteen different tribal communities. In addition to his role as the CEO of Serna Solutions he is also the Director of the Addictions, Abuse and Recovery Certificate at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM is the current President of NAADAC New Mexico and has been appointed to serve on Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Council on Racial Justice in the Health Subcommittee.

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