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.






Youth Mental Health First Aid

presented by Taylor Herreman


In this 8 hour and IN-PERSON training, participants will learn:

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidenced based, early intervention pubic education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services.

Mental Health First Aid was created in Australia in 2000 by Betty Kitchener, and educator and mental health consumer, and Professor Tony Jorm, a mental health researcher. In 2008, the National Council, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygine, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health brought Mental Health First Aid to the United States. 

Objectives of the training

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Youth Mental Health First Aider.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact youth.
  • Explain the impact of traumatic experiences and the role of resilience on adolescent development.

Who should attend?

  • People who want to learn more about mental health challenges that impact youth
  • Helping professionals interested in deepening their understanding Mental Health First Aid
  • Any level of professionals working in social or behavioral health, public policy, organizing, or advocacy work

Steps to register, enrollment, and obtaining certificate: 

1. Register here and pay

2. Pre-Training: Sign up for Connect and Options Quiz (the day before the training an email will be sent where you sign up and take the quiz)

3. Post-Training: Exam and Survey

Where: This is an IN-PERSON training. 9320 SW Barbur BLvd. Ste. 200 Portland, OR 97219; Hawthorne Conference Room. Take the elevator or stairs to second floor. 

When: Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 - 8:00am to 5:30pm (1 hour for lunch) 

Food: Snacks and coffee provided. List of lunch spots nearby will be shared. Or bring your own.

Max number of participants: 30

Cost: $19.00

NOTE* Registration will close Monday 2/7/22 at noon.

Parking: FREE parking lot in front of the building. 

COVID: We will be following CDC guidelines. There will be ample space in the room for safe distancing. 

About the trainer:

Taylor Herreman

Taylor Herreman is an experienced leader in child and youth services, having worked in a variety of settings to support systems-involved youth with early childhood trauma exposure from a trauma informed perspective. Taylor is currently the Director of Training Services at Boys & Girls Aid, a non-profit foster and adoption agency in Portland, OR. In her role, she provides training and consultation to of staff and foster parents in a variety of program roles.

Taylor is certified to train: Collaborative Problem Solving Parenting Classes, CPI: Non Violent Crisis Intervention, ODHS Foundations for Foster and Adoptive Caregivers, and Youth Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.






In order to help develop a healthcare workforce to meet all Oregonians' needs, the Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are collaborating on behalf of the Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB) to make available grant funds as part of the Healthy Workforce Training Opportunity (HOWTO) grant program. 

The Oregon Alliance and the Oregon Child & Family Services Council is honored to receive a HOWTO grant and excited to implement our training program!

HOWTO grants are intended to expand health professional training to address current and future shortages in the healthcare workforce in rural and medically underserved areas of Oregon. 

We will be providing training services for behavioral health providers serving Oregon's most vulnerable children and adolescents through a 3-year, 2-part program: 

  • A training series designed to build skills, promote safety, and strengthen professional development including trauma-informed care principles and self-care for behavioral health providers across Oregon. 
  • A six-month intensive leadership training institute for providers of color.