Ethics and Boundaries for Recovery Support

A 6 hour training event on January 25, 2018 (snow date 2/1/18)
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
Mountain View Complex, 93 Water Village Road, Ossipee, NH 03864

PRESENTATION:  Boundary issues, dual relationships and ethical conflicts among competing professional allegiances and responsibilities can require difficult decisions on the part of substance abuse and mental health professionals.  The likelihood of business and social contact between counselors and current or former clients is significantly increased in rural settings as well as for counselors and supervisors who may be in long term recovery themselves. This workshop will examine common ethical issues and conflicts faced by substance abuse counselors in the usual course of practice. It will focus specifically on boundary issues, dual relationships and confidentiality issues and provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties in order to make the best decisions possible.   Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and case analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored.  Participants are encouraged to bring examples of ethical conflicts they have encountered in their own practice for discussion.

PRESENTER:  Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is the Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center in Gilford and Plymouth, NH.  She has been working with substance abusers and their families for over 25 years.  Abikoff has an extensive background providing clinical services, as well as training and consultation in the areas of confidentiality and professional ethics, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, women’s issues, corrections and forensics. Her professional training and consultation services have been delivered to substance abuse and mental health professionals and provider agencies across the country. She is currently on the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals. 

Fee:   Preference will be given to members of NH Family Support Groups.  As space allows, *NHADACA Members:  $35;   *Non-Members  $45;   *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own. 

For registration information contact:  603-225-7060,


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 08:00
Mountain View Complex, 93 Water Village Road, Ossipee