Ethics: Why do we have to keep doing this?

When:                   July 25, 2019

Where:                  Lottie Beal Gibson Center of Excellence 130 Industrial Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

Training:              Ethics: Cracking the Code

Presenter:           Alan Lyme, LISW, ICADC, ICCS, MAC

When:         Registration 8:30. Training is 9-4:30

                             Lunch on your own from 12-1

Credit:                   6 Hours 

Audience:              Art Therapists, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, School Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Medical Professionals

Fee:                        Registration is $75.00 Employees of Region 1 301 Agencies (A/OBHS, BHSPC, CCCADA, The Forrester Center, HealthyU, Phoenix Center, Cornerstone, Westview, Saluda, Gateway, plus Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center and Anderson/Oconee/Pickens Mental Health) may attend monthly Region 1 trainings at no charge; however, registration is needed in advance and is on a first come/first served basis.


The substance abuse and behavioral health field are fraught with ethical dilemmas. Lines are often blurred between legal, ethical, and moral influences as we make in-the-moment decisions that can ripple out to create major unforeseen effect. This six-hour training will focus on some of the most common ethical digressions, reinforcing the importance of adhering to agreed-upon standards and the responsibility of maintaining competence. Individuals will be encouraged to bring their most challenging dilemmas to the conversation (de-identified) for group problem solving through several decision-making models.  


  1. Review the core concepts of ethics in the substance abuse and behavioral health fields.

  2. Explain the limits of confidentiality, when it should and should not be broken.

  3. Describe the challenges posed by dual relationships, including the use of social digital media, and how to safely navigate them.

  4. Identify three ethical decision making models

  5. Describe their own strengths and limitations in ethical dilemmas.

Alan Lyme, LISW, ICADC, ICCS, MAC, is the Training Director for the Phoenix Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Alan has provided trainings nationally on Motivational Interviewing, Clinical Supervision, and Skills on Working with Men. He received a BSW from Florida Atlantic University in 1998 and a MSW from Barry University in 1999.  Alan spent five years as clinical supervisor for a men’s residential program in Florida, and eight more years supervising health educators for various SBIRT grants. He is an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University where he frequently teaches Clinical Supervision, and is a Certified Master in Training for The Leadership Challenge Workshops.

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