(Webinar) Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in Substance Abuse Treatment

Date: August 27, 2020 Price: $30.00 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm CEUs: 6 Class Type: Zoom
Level: Intermediate Instructor: Frederic Reamer, Ph.D. Domain(s): 9 Domain Chart

This training is being offered by: 

The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, and The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI

Important Announcement:

All trainings offered through the end of September 2020 will be held through various online platforms such as Zoom.

When attending a training in an online platform please be sure to use your full name as your user name and to have your video enabled.

Beginning August 25, 2020, participants will be required to have enabled video in order to receive CEUs for live, online trainings. 

The Zoom details, materials, and pre-test information will be emailed one (1) week prior to the training date.


In recent years, substance abuse treatment professionals have become increasingly aware of ethical issues related to boundaries and dual relationships. Dual relationships occur when professionals enter into more than one relationship with clients and former clients, whether professional, social or business. This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of key boundary and dual relationship issues such as intimate relationships, friendships, social contact, business transactions and self-disclosure. Case examples will be used to illustrate the wide range of issues that arise in practice, including novel challenges posed by digital technology. The workshop will also present practical strategies and conceptual tools to ensure ethical practice. 

Six (6) continuing education hours (ceus) in Ethics are provided.

Continuing Education Credits:

Social Worker CEUsThis training has been approved for 6.0 continuing education credits from the National Association of Social Workers.

Chemical Dependency Professionals CEUsThis training has been approved by the RI Certification Board for 6.0 continuing education credits (The RICB is an IC&RC affiliate).

Mental Health Counselors CEUsThis training is pending approval for 6.0 RI Mental Health Counselors Association credits.

Please Note: A pre-test is required to be taken before the training. In order to receive a training certificate, each participant must complete a post-test, and training evaluation within ten (10) days of completing the training.  Instructions will be provided to the email address that you register with. Thank you.