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Ethical Decision-Making in Addiction Recovery Services (Austin, TX)

How do you practice social work with integrity in an increasingly complex, techno, post-modern world? How do you integrate your values with the values of those you serve: clients, agency, community, and profession? How do you make decisions when there are competing values about protecting clients, freedom of choice, or society’s best interest?  How are these questions exemplified in addiction treatment programs?


This workshop is about exploring our values and finding ways to make ethical decisions in addictions   treatment and recovery programs.  Participants will be presented with:

  • Ideas about how our values and the treatment approach we use inform our ethical decisions
  • Guidelines developed by Loewenberg & Dolgoff to use as a process for making ethical decisions
  • Group discussion related to specific case examples in addictions recovery programs

Participants will be able to:

  • Use a decision-making process when confronted with an ethical dilemma
  • Consider their own values and the connection between personal values and professional ethics
  • Discuss how this material informs their decision making in specific examples from their practice settings


Friday, March 1, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:  Austin Recovery Outpatient Services

Fees:   $105; $120 after 2/22 : 6.0

Ethics CEU/6.0 contact hours (Approved for Social Workers, LPC, LMFT, LCDC/TAAP-ethics)


Jack Nowicki has over 35 years of experience working with youth and families, including years in child protection, residential treatment, and community-based youth services. Nowicki maintains a private practice in Austin, Texas, and serves as a lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. His areas of expertise include strengths-based services, youth development, crisis intervention, solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, adult education, team building, clinical and staff supervision, and social work ethics, and he provides statewide and regional training and consultation services on these topic areas.

This workshop is offered as part of the ongoing series: Issues in Addictions. Sponsored by The South Southwest / Region 6 Addiction Technology Transfer Center and The Chemical Dependence Training, Research and Treatment Collaboration between Austin Recovery and The University of Texas at Austin

Starts: Mar. 1, 2019 9:00 am
Ends: Mar. 1, 2019 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
February 28, 2019
Event Type
Face-to-Face Training
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