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Continuing Education Webinar: Ethics and Boundaries in Working with Substance Use Disorders with Jim Seckman, M.Div., MAC, CMAC, CCS

Continuing Education Webinar: Ethics and Boundaries in Working with Substance Use Disorders with Jim Seckman, M.Div., MAC, CMAC, CCS

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET | 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CT
Location: Live Zoom Webinar
Presentation Title:
Ethics and Boundaries in Working with Substance Use Disorders
Presenter: Jim Seckman, M.Div., MAC, CMAC, CCS

Cost – $60

Zoom information will be emailed to participants the afternoon before and morning of the event. Registration will close two hours before the event start time. This event is live and will not be recorded.


To request a discount code, please follow the instructions below. One discount allowed per purchase.

  • UTCSW Alumni: 25% – please email your graduation year and the program you completed to
  • UTCSW Field Instructors: 50% – please send an email using your agency email address to
  • UTCSW Faculty/Staff: 100% – you may have already received this info; please check your inbox before emailing to request the code.
  • UTCSW Students: This webinar is not eligible for student discounts.
  • UT Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling Faculty/Staff: Please contact Jamian Coleman for your discount code
  • UTK Substance Misuse Needs Assessment Survey respondents: your code is included in your survey submission confirmation email. Please check that email to find your code. If you have any trouble locating that email, please reach out to Shandra Forrest-Bank at

Course Description

This course is designed to give counselors an understanding of the foundational elements of ethical reasoning and decision-making, and how professional boundaries affect ethical decision-making. The first half of the course will examine approaches to ethics, ethical reasoning and methodological factors for ethical decision making. The second half of the course will review how boundaries are critical for the development and implementation of ethical practice, specifically in reference to working with SUD.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the major approaches to ethics and primary methodological factors for ethical decision-making;
  1. Verbalize their personal approach to ethics and ethical decision-making and how that impacts their work as a counselor;
  2. Identify the dimensions of ethical reasoning in relation to the ACA, NASW, and NAADAC NCC AP Codes of Ethics; and
  3. Participants will be able to identify how professional boundaries are critical to ethical and effective counseling with SUD.

Target Audience

Social workers and counselors working with persons with a SUD


Participants are eligible to earn 3 Ethics CEUs. You must be present for the entire session to be eligible to earn CEUs.

This event is co-sponsored by the UTK Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling. You must be present for the entire session to be eligible to earn CEUs.

NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider

University of Tennessee Counselor Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3020. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The University of Tennessee Counselor Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

A link for the program evaluation will be emailed to participants after the event has concluded. To receive the CEU certificate, participants must complete the evaluation by the deadline indicated in that email. Certificates are not automatically generated and will be emailed out after the deadline to complete the evaluation has passed.


There is space on the event registration form to indicate accommodations required. We work with the university’s Office of Equity & Diversity and Office of Student Disability Services to make arrangements and ask that you allow us adequate time to communicate with them about any services needed.

It is a priority to make our events inclusive and accessible. For any questions or to notify us of a request, please email at least three business days prior to the event.


To request a refund, please email Full refunds will be granted up to 48 hours prior to the event. In the event this program is cancelled, full refunds will be issued to all registrants.

About the Presenter

Jim Seckman

Jim Seckman, M.Div., MAC, CMAC, CCS has over 30 year of experience working in the field of counseling and addiction treatment in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, residential, and private practice. He is currently a Primary Counselor with Positive Impact Health Centers. He has served as the Spiritual Life Director, CEO, and Clinical Director of MARR, Inc., Executive Director of Breakthru House, Coordinator for Addiction Services at Emory University Hospital, Clinical Coordinator for SAFE Recovery Systems, and on the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association Ethics Committee. Jim’s goal for training is to equip counselors with the insight, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide the best possible services to their clients.