Frederic Reamer – Ethics and Risk Management in Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Frederic Reamer, Ph.D. is professor in the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College. His social work career has focused on mental health, criminal justice, and professional ethics. Reamer chaired the national task force that wrote the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. He is the author of Risk Management in the Behavioral Health Professions: A Practical Guide to Preventing Malpractice and Licensing-Board Complaints (Columbia University Press), among other books on professional ethics. Reamer frequently serves as an expert witness and consultant in litigation and licensing board cases throughout the U.S.
Ethics and Risk Management in Substance Use Disorder Treatment
This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of challenging ethical and risk management issues that arise in substance use disorder treatment. Dr. Frederic Reamer will draw on his extensive experience as an ethics consultant and expert witness to provide practical advice about ways to protect clients and prevent litigation and licensing-board complaints.
At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Identify ethical issues and dilemmas in substance use disorder treatment
- Apply prominent ethical standards to ethical issues that arise
- Design and implement practical strategies to protect clients and prevent litigation and licensing-board complaints.
- Iowa Board of Certification (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, IBC Certified Professionals)
- National Association of Social Workers (Social Workers)
- AMHCA Code of Ethics (LMHCs)
- AAMFT Code of Ethics (LMFTs)