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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Fundamentals of Law and Ethics
Friday, March 9th, 2018 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
6 CEU Hours
Sponsored By
Cowlitz Indian Tribal Treatment
7700 NE 26th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98665
Park at 40 Et 8 Bingo Parlor

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.

Goal of Training
This is a Core level training which will be a thorough, but introductory presentation of the topic. With an understanding, a framework, and a common language, individuals and groups can begin to work through the most paradoxical and convoluted ethic issues. An essential part of navigating ethical dilemmas is to have a framework for how to view ethics. The purpose of this training is to familiarize the attendees with basic concepts of ethics and important laws that apply to engaging in counseling individuals, especially those with co-occurring disorders. The training will be a lecture and forum style, including opportunities for practicing critical thinking.

Behavioral Objectives
Participants of this training will

  • Learn the difference between laws and ethics,
  • Be able to identify three types of ethics,
  • Learn a framework for processing through ethical dilemmas,
  • Demonstrate understanding of ethical constructs through critical thinking exercises, and
  • Address common ethical dilemmas in counseling and helping professionals,


8:30 - 9:00 Registration Check-In
9:00 - 9:10 CDTC Announcements and Introductions
9:10 - 10:45 Definitions and Distinctions
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Ethics, Morals, and Values: Due Care, Confidentiality, and Values Exercise
Noon - 1:00 Lunch **Break on Your Own**
1:00 - 2:15 Common Ethical Dilemmas in Counseling
End-of-life Issues
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 4:15 Common Ethical Dilemmas Continued
Sexuality and Touching
Culture and Ethnicity
Group Counseling/Family Counseling
Use of techniques
4:15 - 4:30 CDTC Evaluation and Closure

Jim Jensen, CADC II, Jim Jensen 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.

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

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  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.

Date: Friday, March 9th, 2018 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Cowlitz Indian Tribal Treatment
7700 NE 26th Ave.,
Vancouver, WA 98665
Park at 40 Et 8 Bingo Parlor

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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Amboy, WA 98601