Ethical and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling

ID: 5598WEB

This interactive webinar focuses on the major elements of legal issues surrounding counselors in working with patients who have substance use disorders. In this webinar, participants will learn about the different areas of legal concern for today’s counselors working with clients who have both mental health and substance use issues. Legal areas include scope of clinical practice regarding supervision (including 2019 changes and proposed rule changes), ADC telehealth and telemedicine regulations (proposed in 2021), and NJ Uniform Enforcement Act changes (including 2021 changes). Other recent changes to include the required 3 hours of Legal Standards training include regulation/statute changes in ADC continuing education (3 hours of Legal Standards) and statutory requirements of 1 hour of opioid training (for those dually licensed professionals).

*This webinar does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics for Licensed Professional Counselors.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Ethics

Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Monday, January 22, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate the major elements necessary to be a qualified supervisor according to the NJ LCADC/CADC licensure regulations
  • Identify at least 3 of the telehealth/telemedicine NJ LCADC/CADC regulatory categories
  • Identify at least 3 of the NJ Uniform Enforcement Act Duty to Report components
  • Identify which websites are necessary to keep up on licensure regulations changes in NJ

    Webinar Outline

    9:30 am Welcome/Introduction

    9:35 am Clinical Supervision Regulations

  • Licensure statutes vs. regulations
  • ADC Clinical Supervision Regulation (updated changes from 2019)
  • Comparison to other licensure
  • clinical supervision standards
  • Discussion of cross licensure differences in the regulations
  • Small Group Exercise

    9:45 am Malpractice
  • What is needed to prove malpractice
  • How to reduce legal liability

    10:00 am Workplace Harassment
  • Definition of Workplace Harassment
  • Definition of Sexual Harassment
  • NJ ADC Division of Consumer Affairs harassment and sexual harassment standards
  • Different licensures standards and group ethical standards and how they handle dual relationships with clients
  • Issues and Responses Necessary in a Workplace Harassment Scenario

    10:45 am New ADC Telehealth/Telemedicine Rule
  • Overview of the ADC Telehealth/Telemedicine rule proposal and eventual adoption timeline
  • Specific covering Telehealth regulation 13:34C-7.3 Standard of care
  • Specific covering Telehealth regulation 13:34C-7.7 Prevention of fraud and abuse

    11:30 am NJ Clinical Supervision Changes in the Substance Use Field
  • Other Disciplines Clinical Supervision Standards (LCADC, LCSW, LMFT)
  • NJ DCA Substance Use Licensure Regulations
  • Definition of Supervision
  • NJ DCA Substance Use Licensure Regulations
  • Recent Rule Adoption and Rule Proposal
  • NJ DCA CADC Supervision Licensure Regulations
  • NJ DCA Counselor Intern and Credentialed Intern Supervision Licensure Regulations

    12:20 pm Conclusion, Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Glenn Duncan has been working in the behavioral healthcare field for over thirty years. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol/Drug Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. He has lectured nationally on many topics including clinical supervision. Glenn is the owner of Advanced Counselor Training, LLC. Glenn previously served as the Executive Director at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc. (HDAP).

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