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SOLD OUT! VIRTUAL Ethics for Social Work, Substance Use Disorder, Recipient Rights Professionals & Psychologists

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Start Date Monday, March 22, 2021
Event Times
Sign Into Virtual Training: 8:15am
Education: 8:30am - 11:30am
Lunch Break: 11:30am - 12:00pm
Education: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Details

This presentation will engage participants in a multi-media, multi-sensory format, teaching to all styles of learning. Case study material will be utilized, with video clips presented from social work and substance use disorder treatment disciplines, and didactic material that addresses both the conceptual and practical level. The conceptual foundation of ethics represents an inherent and essential framework for behavioral health, including clinical social work, case management, peer-based recovery support, and substance use disorder services. While assuming all ethical standards and professional codes of ethics represent identical approaches to care, in reality significant differences exist. Many licensed social workers also hold certification as a CADC or CAADC, and must adhere to more than one code of ethics, significantly complicating their interactions with persons served. In this presentation, emphasis is given to examining personal values and ethical concepts, contrasting those personal beliefs to professional codes of ethics, and determining appropriate approaches to clientele. In addition, given the demands within behavioral health, particularly treatment of substance use disorders, boundary crossings as well as boundary violations receive prominent focus and attention. While some presentations in ethics exhibit a dry, boring, and sterile coverage of standards and professional codes, this training will actively engage participants, prioritizing current issues in the field through use of controversial topics and issues. Participants should come prepared for a thought-provoking, emotionally challenging, actively engaged day.


Training Fees: Registration closes 5 days prior to training. 
$120 CMHAM Members
$143 Non-Member


Participants will be able to: 1. List examples of beneficence, non-maleficence, and autonomy. 2. Differentiate between personal and professional ethics. 3. Name the three most frequent boundary violations by social workers and substance use disorder (SUD) professionals. 4. Recognize differences between the NASW Code of Ethics, the MCBAP Code of Ethics and the NAADAC Code of Ethics. 5. Cite at least 8 of 12 general ethical boundary violations. 6. Solve ethical violations and apply ethical principles in a minimum of six case studies.

Who Should Attend
This training is appropriate for social workers and substance use disorders professionals. Social work practice levels: intermediate and advanced.
Thomas (Tom) L. Moore, MS, MA, LMSW, LLP, CAADAC, MAC, CCS
Owner and Principle, Two Moons, LLC
Thomas L. Moore is the founder and principal of Two Moons Consulting. Prior to the formation of this training and consulting LLC in 2014, Tom was the Director of Workforce Development for Cherry Health in Grand Rapids. Prior roles included: Director of Informatics, Quality Management and Research for Proaction Behavioral Health Alliance, and Clinical Director of Life Guidance Services. Tom has served as a part-time instructor for Western Michigan University since 1986, in both the Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology (CECP) Department and in the Specialty Program for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SPADA). He holds graduate degrees in Education and Psychology from Indiana University and Vermont College of Norwich University respectively. Tom is former vice chair and continues to serve on the board of the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP).
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 6 CEs and fulfills the Michigan Social Work Licensing Board’s requirement for licensure renewal for ethics. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818. Qualifies as “face-to-face (in-person) education.”

Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHAM is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 6 contact hours. This training fulfills the MCBAP approved treatment ethics code education – specific. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the conference program brochure containing the workshop descriptions along with their attendance record form. Qualifies as “face-to-face (in-person) education.”

Psychologist: MPA is co-sponsoring with CMHAM. The Michigan Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Important Notice: Those who attend the training and complete the MPA evaluation form will receive 6 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. 

Recipient Rights: This course (RCA19-089) qualifies for 6.0 Recipient Rights CEU hours, Category IV (Augmented).

Certificate Awarded: After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training (see Virtual Participation section below) your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.

Virtual Participation: You are expected to actively participate in the training. See below for additional information about virtual training recommendations and requirements:
- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.
- One week prior to the training you will be sent a link to register in Zoom. Be sure to use the same email used to register on the CMHA website. After registering in Zoom you will automatically be sent the meeting link and password. Zoom registration links for the training will only be sent to paid registrants.
- Recommend that you save the meeting link in your calendar for easy access the day of the training.
- You must watch the training LIVE to receive credit for the training.
- In order to receive credit for this training attendees must be on video via their own device, showing the individual throughout the entire training, and be situated in a way that is sufficient for active engagement and learning as determined by CMHAM. Virtual trainings are to be treated with the same attention and vigor as an in-person training. Telephone only is not acceptable.
- We do not allow for participants to be in their automobile/driving during trainings due to Michigan’s Distracted Driving Laws. This link has more information on Distracted Driving:,4643,7-123-72297_64773_22760-238359--,00.html
- Lack of response to multiple chats directly from moderators may impact your ability to receive credit. 
- Recommend that attendees log into the meeting's waiting room at least 15 minutes before the training begins.
- Registration report will indicate arrival time (note you must be logged into the virtual training within 5 minutes of the start of the training).
- Polls and/or quizzes will be randomly given with a limited time for attendees to response. This is required to show participation.  
- Internet: A strong internet connection is highly recommended. If your internet service is not able to stream videos, it will likely not be strong enough to support a webinar training. You will want a minimum upload speed of 5mbps. If technology may be an issue for you, please contact CMHA at 517-374-6848 to discuss options further. 
- Each training takes place in the time zone of its location and all agenda times reflect that. 
- After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.

Virtual Training Accommodations: If you need accommodations to attend this training, please email your request to 10 business days before the event. If you have concerns about using the Zoom platform you can reach out to at any time prior to the training to discuss your concerns.

Continuing Education Rules indicate that if you are over 5-minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your CEs for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHA must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CEs in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.
Refund Policy Payment via credit card will be required to register.
Cancellation Policy

Substitution are permitted 3 business days prior to the training. No-shows will be billed at the full training rate. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given. Refunds will be issued within 90 days of the training. You will receive a refund receipt to the email address provided when the original payment was made. If you have not received a receipt, please email your request to with registrant and organization name, training name and date, and order number.

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