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Ethics trainings are a requisite for licensure and license renewal. They are often predictable and emphasize regulatory and statutory prerogatives rather than a genuine expression of clinical values. We will utilize this time to explore the disconnect between our professional mission as clinicians and popular interpretations of codified regulations. We will also critically examine the ways professional ethics have evolved due to the professional friction created in a field characterized by increasing specialization. NOTE: This program may be counted towards ethics requirements for license renewal.

Presenter Bio:

Jason Yates is Clinical Director at Caring Services, Inc., a non-profit 108-bed transitional housing program in High Point, for individuals with substance use disorders. Jason obtained his BSW from UNC Greensboro (UNCG) in 2006 and returned to the Joint Master of Social Work program at UNCG, graduating with his MSW in 2009. He is licensed as a Clinical Social Work (LCSW), a Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), and a Clinical Supervisor (CCS). He has been a practicing clinician in the substance use field for over 20 years. Jason has taught Human Services courses at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) and teaches Social Work as an adjunct at UNCG.

Winston-Salem Clinical Lecture Series, a joint program of UNC School of Social Work and Northwest AHEC of Wake Forest School of Medicine

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