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When: Nov 8, 2019
Where: West TN Ag Research Center
605 Airways Blvd
Jackson, TN  38301

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6.0 CEUs with 3.0 in Ethics


Ethical Issues in Treating Substance Use Disorders

This training event explores the ethical challenges unique to treatment of substance use disorders; the effect of stigma, shame, and “stereotype threat” on clients, service providers, and the recovery process; specific application of ethical principles common to all human service professions to the treatment of substance use disorders; steps in an ethical decision-making process that support ethical practice; the high risks of burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress among substance use treatment professionals; and self-care as an essential component of ethical practice for substance abuse treatment professionals.

Learning Objectives include:

1) consideration of ethical principles common to all human service professions and their specific application to treatment of substance use disorders

2) exploration of ethical challenges unique to treatment of substance abuse disorders

3) development of steps in an ethical decision-making process that result in reasonable, prudent, and defensible treatment decisions

4) consideration of self-care as a necessary component of ethical service delivery and development of self-care strategies that mitigate the high risks of burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress that accompany treatment of substance use disorders

About the Presenter:
Linda Oxford, LCSW, LMFT has over 25 years of experience as a therapist, trainer, educator and consultant in the public and private sectors. Linda has specific expertise in professional ethics and risk management, crisis intervention and consultation and solution-focused action methods of problem solving. She frequently conducts regional, national and international workshops.


12:00pm-1:00pm - Boxed Lunches provided for full day attendees



Introduction to Sexual Health in Practice- 3.0 CEUs

This workshop will be an introductory course on being comfortable talking about sex and sexual health with clients and patients. We will explore provider discomfort, common myths, and simple strategies for letting patients/clients know it is safe to discuss sex with their providers.
At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of their comfort level with sex and sexuality
  • Learn common myths that may interfere with providing adequate sexual health counseling/therapy
  • Learn simple strategies for making your practice more sex-positive

About Our Presenter:
Renée Burwell, LCSW, CST
is a skilled psychotherapist and facilitator with a specialization in sex therapy and education. Her practice, 
Pandora's Awakening, offers services and educational outreach to help destigmatize and provide access to mental and sexual health services to help individuals live unapologetically authentic lives. In addition to her practice, Renée is the Tennessee State Coordinator for Provide, Inc., offering trainings on all-options reproductive health services. She is also AASECT’s Mid-Continent Representative, an active member of the Association of Black Sexologist and Clinicians and the Women of Color Sexual Health Network, is an educator for Bedroom Kandi and serves as the Executive Director of TNASH.

NASW Members Full Day - $75

NASW Members Half Day - $40

Non-Members Full Day - $115

Non-Members Half Day - $60


NASW –TN Continuing Education Cancellation Policy

Full policy located HERE.

While the NASW understands that emergencies do occur, once a participant has been registered and is expected to attend a scheduled NASW TN Chapter workshop/event, the NASW TN Chapter has factored their attendance into costs already absorbed by the Chapter. Once a participant has registered and is expected to attend a scheduled Chapter workshop or event our cancellation policy is as follows:

•Cancellations received via e-mail 7days or more prior to the event will receive a full refund.

• Cancellations received 6-2 days in advance of the event shall be refunded to the participant with $25 deducted for processing.

• Cancellations received less than 2 days in advance of the event will NOT be refunded.

• Any “no shows” that have not provided advance notice will not be issued refunds or the option to apply the fee to a future scheduled workshop

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