Ethics Re-Licensure for Social Work, Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Other Professionals 7/29/2020 9:00 am Eastern Time


This is a virtual Training being held via ZOOM.

Credit Hours: 3.0

Presenter: Geoff Wilson

Date: July 29, 2020
Time: 9:00 am Eastern


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Course Description: For those practicing in the drug and alcohol treatment field, the ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients and practice from a sound ethical foundation are essential. This program will serve to satisfy continuing education requirements for Social Workers specific to 201 KAR 23:080, as well as for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors specific to 201 KAR 35: 030, Code of Ethics for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors. The agenda for this course will include a review of specific mission statements for various disciplines, core values and principles, ethical standards and responsibilities. The ethical decision making process and issues pertaining to dual relationships will be reviewed along with specific case examples. Issues pertaining to counselor burnout, value clarification, boundaries, and responsibility to clients will also be explored.

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Participants will review 201 KAR 23:080 regulation with regard to Social Work ethics, and 201 KAR 35:030 Code of Ethics for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors to gain a clear understanding of their content and practice implications.
  • Attendees will discuss what it means to practice ethically and will define who their clients are.
  • Attendees will review and discuss specific case examples that pertain to the Code of Ethics of a variety of disciplines.
  • Attendees will process common experiences that may lead to counselor burn-out and boundary violations.

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Cost: $75.00


  • 1.5 hours – Uninterrupted instruction
  • .5 hour – Break
  • 1.5 hours – Uninterrupted instruction

Credit Hours: 3.0

This course is designed for Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapist, Counselors, and other helping professionals at basic, intermediate, advanced, and clinical levels.

The University of Kentucky College of Social Work, ACE Approval #1377, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The UK College of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period 9/29/2019 – 9/29/2022. Social workers completing this course receive three continuing education credits.

This workshop is also approved for 3.0 continuing education hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work (Approval number: KBSW-Ethics 2019027); the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology; the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors; the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board; and the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.


Geoff Wilson – Geoff Wilson is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor. He has been practicing in the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields in Kentucky for over 24 years. He currently is in full time private practice with The Offices of Paul Dalton in Lexington, KY where he treats adults, adolescents, and families. He was previously employed with The Ridge Behavioral Health System in Lexington, KY for fourteen years, where he held the positions of Director of Addiction Services, Director of Business Development and most recently as Director of Clinical Operations for their 110 bed inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment hospital and their outpatient department. He served as the president of the Kentucky Adolescent Substance Abuse Consortium for over 10 years. In 2004, he received the Robert Straus Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Substance Abuse Treatment in Kentucky and in 2008 was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors. In 2013, he was selected by NASW-KY as the Social Worker of the Year.

Additional Course Information
Upon registration and payment for this course, the Zoom URL link located within the course module will grant you access to the live interactive webinar. This link will be active five minutes prior to the scheduled time of the course. If you experience any technical issues related to this virtual course, please contact Lydia Wade at

Completion of a course evaluation is required. All participants will receive their certificates of completion within 7-10 business days after the conclusion of the workshop at the e-mail address provided during registration.

Refund Policy
We are unable to issue refunds for missed classes. If you must miss the course, please contact us at before the class is set to begin. You will be issued a course credit which must be used within 1 year of the purchase date. Any credits not used within 1 year of the purchase date will be forfeited.

Cancellation Policy
In the event that this course is canceled, you will be contacted and given the option of a full refund, or course credit to be used within 1 year.

To report a grievance, contact Ashley Cruickshank at or call (859) 257-5860.

Contact Molly Bode at with any questions regarding this course, registration assistance, or to request accommodations for individuals with disabilities.