Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest

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The purpose of the Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest is to provide low-cost training for the staff, interns and volunteers of member agencies and other professional caregivers. All training provided must meet all standards of and be recognized for continuing-education credit by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO).

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Aspirational Ethics: It's a Puzzle, Not a Problem
Friday, November 9th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6 CEU Hours
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Held at Cowlitz Tribal Treatment
7700 NE 26th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98665
Please park in the 40 Et 8 Bingo Parlor Parking Lot

This is an Advanced Law & Ethics training. Participants should be familiar with the basic aspects of Law & Ethics.

Training Brochure

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Goal of Training
This is an Advanced level training, which requires participants to be knowledgeable about the fundamentals of the topic. The purpose of this training is to use the concepts of Aspirational and Virtue Ethics and Critical Thinking to facilitate growth of ethical decision making processes. By approaching even the most fraught ethical dilemmas as a puzzle to be solved, one can reduce the interference of anxiety and clearly see how one’s personal and professional ethics interact. Participants will learn methods for resolving ethical dilemmas related to assessment, documentation, confidentiality, dual relationships, perceived conflicts of law, and personal ethics. Applying ethical concepts to complex ethical dilemmas will be practiced.

Behavioral Objectives
Participants of this training will be able to:

  • Identify 3 types of ethics and the difference between law and ethics,
  • Distinguish between behaviors that lead to avoidance of ethical mistakes and those that promote aspirational decision making,
  • Identify four specific types of ethical dilemmas and methods for resolution,
  • Create a personalized ethical dilemma decision tree, and
  • Demonstrate how to apply decision tree to ethical dilemmas.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration - Meet & Greet - Networking
9:00 - 9:10 CDTC Announcements and Introductions
9:10 - 10:45 Creation of Ethical Dilemmas - Statement of Purpose - Terms & Concepts
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - Noon Ethics, Morals, Laws, and Decision Trees
Noon - 1:00 Lunch ***Break on Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15 Practical Application of Ethical Dilemma Puzzle Processing
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 4:15 Synthesis of Concept Application
4:15 - 4:30 Q&A - Evaluations

Jim Jensen, CADC II, began working in the field of Chemical Dependency Counseling in Vancouver, Washington in 2006. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oregon State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from National University specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. Previous to his work as a counselor, Jim was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 to 2006. He has been teaching at Clark College in Vancouver in the Addiction Counselor Education Department since 2009. He teaches a wide variety of classes including Theories of Counseling, Introduction to Counseling Family Members, Law and Ethics in Addiction Counseling, Adolescent Addiction, and Psychopharmacology. He is currently a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level II in Oregon.

Course No: 11-18 Member $50 *Must indicate Member Agency
11-18 Non-Member $75
11-18 Student $50 *Must provide proof of enrollment
Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.
CDTC Member Agencies as of September 2018:
Affinity Counseling, LLC
Cowlitz Tribal Treatment
Crest view Recovery
Lifeline Connections
Providence Health and Services
Recovery Village at Ridgefield
Western Psychological & Counseling Services P.C.

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This course has been approved by CDTC as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100385. CDTC is responsible for all aspects of their programing.

This training is approved for 6 contact hours through NAADAC. Those participating in educational programs offered by NAADAC Approved Education Providers are assured that the continuing education (CE) credits provided for each course will be accepted toward national credentialing by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), as well as many of the individual state licensing/certification bodies in the addiction and other helping professionals.

The CDTC Refund/Cancellation Policy: For full refund, cancellation of attendance must be received by the CDTC at least 3 days prior to the event.

Cancellations made in less than 3 days of the event are subject to a $15 handling charge. Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability or unforeseen circumstances. The CDTC will send out an email announcement to the registration contact and provide an update on our website.

If we are aware of bad weather in the area, the CDTC will extend the full refund deadline to include the morning of the training. The CDTC still must receive notice of cancellation of attendance prior to 10 a.m.
Lunch: There is a one hour lunch break for lunch on your own.
Date: Friday, November 9th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Cowlitz Indian Tribal Treatment
7700 NE 26th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98665
Please park at the 40 Et 8 Bingo Parlor Parking Lot

To keep interruptions at a minimum, it is requested that all cell phones and pagers
be turned off during the training. Due to state-manadated temperatures, the thermostats
in our classrooms are set and cannot be changed.
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