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: Classroom
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


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 CEUsDetermination of 6.0 National Association of Social Workers credits are pending.

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 CEUsDetermination of 6.0 RI Mental Health Counselors Association are pending.

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.