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Law & Ethics: The Aspirational and Virtuous Puzzle, a Chemical Dependency Training Consortium Event
Water Resources Education Center
Vancouver, WA
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Law & Ethics: The Aspirational and Virtuous Puzzle, a Chemical Dependency Training Consortium Event
Goal of Training
The purpose of this training is to use the concepts of Aspirational and Virtue Ethics and Critical Thinking to facilitate growth of ethical decision making processes. By approaching even the most fraught ethical dilemmas as a puzzle to be solved, one can reduce the interference of anxiety and clearly see how ones personal and professional ethics interact. Participants will learn methods for resolving ethical dilemmas related to assessment, documentation, confidentiality, dual relationships, perceived conflicts of law, and personal ethics.

Behavioral Objectives
This training will provide participants with the ability to:

* Learn the difference between laws, mandatory ethics, aspirational ethics and virtue ethics,
* Identify behaviors that lead to avoidance of ethical mistakes,
* Identify behaviors that lead to aspirational decision making,
* Create a personalized code of aspirational ethics, and
* Create a personalized professional specific ethical dilemma decision tree.

8:30 - 9:00Registration, refreshments, along with meet and greet
9:00 - 9:10CDTC Announcements and Introduction
9:10 - 10:45Introduction to Definitions and Distinctions: Statement of Purpose and Defining the Terms
10:45 - 11:00Break
11:00 - NoonWhat Tools are You Working With? Identifying Your Ethics, Morals, and Values
Noon - 1:00Lunch ***On Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15The REAL World: Adding Resources to Your Toolbox, The Importance of the "Mores of the Community", and Your Professions Ethics and Values
2:15 - 2:30Break
2:30 - 4:15The How-To of Practical Application: Creation of Vignettes and Ethical Dilemma Puzzle Processing
4:15 - 4:30Training wrap up, evaluation completion, and CEU handout

Trainer provided for by Columbia Treatment Services.

Jim Jensen, MAC, CADC II, 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 for six years. 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.

6-17S Student $50.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
6-17M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
6-17N Non-Member $75.00

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.
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 programming.

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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.

Lunch: There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.

Date: Friday, June 9th, 2017 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Water Resources Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661


Water Resources Education Center (View)
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661
United States


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Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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