August 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT| $15.00
Human service and criminal justice professionals are guided by a code of ethics that protects all stakeholders – client and practitioner. Reflecting on personal and professional boundaries regularly is shown to prevent ethical violations and provide clarity to professional practice – especially important in the human services & criminal justice field. This 3 hour presentation will describe standards of practice and provide an opportunity to apply the standards for professionals in the human services & criminal justice field including substance use disorders, mental health, peer assisted services and case management. Common problems that interfere with appropriate boundaries will be discussed.
Goal: Engage human services professional in a discussion of ethical practice to explore personal and professional boundaries.
- Identify guidelines for ethical practice to avoid boundary violations.
- Describe common areas that support appropriate professional boundaries.
- Define boundary crossings for human services & criminal justice professionals
- Review an ethical decision making model
9:00 – 10:00 AM Guidelines for protecting professional boundaries
10:00 – 10:30 AM Supporting Professional Boundaries
10:30 – 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 – 11:30 AM Boundary Crossings
11:30 – 12:00 PM Ethical Decision
Questions and Evaluations
Kate Speck, PhD MAC, LADC
Kate has 39 years’ licensed experience in addictions with a Master of Addictions and an MA in Adult Education. She is Senior Research Manager at the UNL Public Policy Center, and teaches graduate courses in addictions. She has a strong background in prevention and treatment settings, substance abuse prevention/intervention, addiction in families, pregnant and parenting women, and training and education. She is a member of MINT (International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) since 2000, and has provided training and technical assistance nationally in the use of Motivational Interviewing. She is also a Master Trainer for Clinical Supervision, and Suicide Prevention. Kate is currently with the University of Nebraska, Public Policy Center as a Senior Research Manager, working in behavioral health including substance abuse, children’s infrastructure grant, disaster preparedness, gambling, pregnant and parenting women, psychological first aid, and workforce development projects.