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Ethics and Boundaries for Helping Professionals
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM PST
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Ethics & Healthy Boundaries for Helping Professionals Training

Presented by: Jennifer Cheshire MS SUDP CADCIII & John Hahn LMFT, SUDP


In this training, participants will learn: 

This is a 6 Hour training that meets ethics licensure requirements with 6 NAADAC Approved CEUs (the CEUs are approved for both mental health and substance use licensures, and are approved in all states).

Lecture content includes recognition of common ethical issues in the field, common boundary related issues for clinicians, directions for setting boundaries, vulnerabilities that contribute to ethical missteps, family of origin issues that impact ethical decision making, current codes of ethics, spectrum of risk, and ethical navigation planning. The latter portion of class details real life examples of ethical and boundary issues, cites ethical codes applying to these issues, and creates detailed discussion of ethical action plans for each scenario. Attendees also have the opportunity to discuss ethical scenarios in current or past situations to receive instructor feedback and direction.

Attendee participation is strongly encouraged by creating a safe space for open discussion of ethical concerns. We promote an open, shame-free atmosphere for all attendees.

NOTE* Class size is max of 30 attendees and registration will close Wednesday morning 1/26/22

Who should attend?

  • People who want to learn more about Ethics and Boundaries
  • Helping professionals interested in deepening their understanding for Ethics and Boundaries
  • Any level of professionals working in social or behavioral health, public policy, organizing, or advocacy work

Where: Zoom link will be sent before the event Please be advised this training will be recorded. Names will not be shared and will remain confidential. 

When: Thursday, January 27th, 2022 - 9:00am to 3:30pm (1 hour for lunch) 

Cost: $39.00 

About the trainers:

Jennifer Cheshire MS SUDP CADCIII

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College, where she contributed to NIH and 5 Factor Personality research.  She has a Masters in Psychology from the University of Palo Alto.  She is a Substance Use Disorder Professional in the State of Washington and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III in Oregon.  Jennifer has been working with substance abuse and mental health clients for over 20 years.  She has been providing counseling services in the Clark County area since 2000.  As an instructor at Clark College, she taught Air & Blood Borne Pathogens, Law & Ethics, and Pharmacology. 

In addition to assessments, direct 1:1 and group therapy, Jennifer has experience as a substance use program supervisor and administrator.  She has expertise in curriculum development, policy & procedure for therapy programs, and state/ private insurance review corrective action plans.  She has spoken at state-wide substance use conferences, provided on-site and private supervision/training, and held independent training conferences offering CEUs for substance use and mental health professionals.  She serves on the Board of Directors for Unite! Washougal. Additional skill sets include website design, public speaking, and meditation instruction. 

In her leisure time, Jennifer enjoys being outdoors with her family, cooking, gardening, canning, and environmental activism. She is a volunteer with several local organizations focusing on substance use prevention, social service and social justice. In 2020 Jennifer received the Southwest Washington Regional Prevention Advocacy Leadership Award. In 2021 she received the Washougal Community Coalition IMPACT award. 

John Hahn LMFT, SUDP

After graduating with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, John moved from Indiana to the Pacific Northwest. His early career was working with addicted youth and their families in both residential and outpatient settings. He later worked with chemically addicted adults and then with partners and family members who were impacted by someone else’s substance use or compulsive behaviors.
He has studied Bowen Family System’s therapy and for 18 years, he was involved in a monthly consultation group dedicated to that theory.

He has presented at both statewide and local trainings and conferences and was an instructor at Clark College for 10 years, teaching in their Addiction Counselor Education Program.

John maintained a private practice for 10 years focusing on relational and family of origin issues. He also offered clinical supervision for therapist seeking state licensure. He maintains his state approved supervisory status.
John is a Clinical Fellow in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
He enjoys hiking, biking, playing guitar and traveling with his family in his leisure time.