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1: Ethics & Boundaries for Effective Practice

February 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Ethics & Boundaries for Effective Practice (TR382) is the first training of the Integrated Treatment Series for Co-Occurring Disorders. This series of trainings is presented by Family Service Association of Bucks County.

This training will identify ethical principles of practice in human services, explore issues regarding role and practice boundaries, review differences in law and regulations governing mental health and substance-related treatment agencies and practitioners and their effects on integrated practice, identify areas of operation within managed care environment that may present specific challenges to ethical practice including ways to reduce such risks, and discuss personal advocacy as central to the ethical practice of one’s profession.

Trainer: Christopher Owens, MA, LPC, Behavioral Health Educator, Drexel University College of Medicine

Fee: $35.00 (includes materials and Continuing Education Credits)

This training offers 6.0 hours of APA, CEU, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LFT, NAADAC, NBCC and PA Act48. If PCB/CAC/CACD/CCDP/CCDP-D, PSNA or CPRP are needed in addition to the above credentials, and additional $35.00 fee applies.

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Questions? Contact Gerri Parrish, Clinical Supervisor of Behavioral Health, at or 215.757.6916, ext. 109.


All Training Topics

  1. Ethics and boundaries for effective practice with co-occurring disorders (Christopher Owens, MA, LPC, Behavioral Health Educator, Drexel University College of Medicine; February; 6 hours)
  2. Overview of integrated treatment of persons with co-occurring disorders (March; 3 hours)
  3. Principles of psychopharmacology and medication & treatment for co-occurring disorders (Craig Strickland, PhD; April; 6 hours)
  4. Principles of engagement with individuals with co-occurring psychiatric disorders and families of those individuals – adult/adolescents (May; 3 hours)
  5. Individualized assessment approaches and supports for persons with co-occurring disorders with additional focus on tobacco (June; 3 hours)
  6. Integrated treatment planning, documentation, stages of change, stage-matched interventions & motivational interviewing (July; 4 hours)
  7. Working respectfully with families & family members (August; 3 hours)
  8. Recovery, rehabilitation, self-help and groups for co-occurring disorders (September; 3 hours)
  9. Crisis prevention, interventions & relapse planning (October; 3 hours)
  10. Trauma-informed treatment & medical co-morbidity (November; 4 hours)

Trainings 2 and 4-10 will be facilitated by Gerri Parrish, LPC, CCDP-D.


Family Service Association of Bucks County, a member of the Alliance for Strong Families & Communities, has pre-approved status by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors for providing continue education courses.



February 10, 2015
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Gerri Parrish
215-757-6916, ext. 109


Family Service – Langhorne Office
4 Cornerstone Drive
Langhorne, PA 19047 United States
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