J-TEN: Trauma, Addictions, & Ethics: Challenges for Treatment Providers

Thomas Jefferson University East Falls Campus: Downs Hall Auditorium

Presented by:

Nicole Johnson, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University

Dominic Sisti, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

In this three-hour workshop, participants will identify ethical challenges in addiction treatment services, both in theory and in practice, and formulate solutions to address these challenges. The workshop will include didactic presentations, open discussion, and an experiential learning exercise using case studies. Participants will be able to apply an ethical framework to real life ethical issues including client resistance, mandated treatment, and long-term engagement in recovery.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:
  • Understand the conceptual foundations for identifying and understanding ethical challenges that arise in addiction treatment services.
  • Explore the day-to-day ethical challenges in service provision.
  •  Engage in experiential practice in analyzing ethical challenges in the context of a small group using case studies. 

Register at J-TEN: Trauma, Addictions, & Ethics: Challenges for Treatment Providers




J-TEN will:

  1. Engage with communities and families to foster health and resilience.
  2. Grow interprofessional skills and competencies across sectors and among clients, patients and community members
  3. Offer resources for providers, families, communities and leaders.
  4. Reduce barriers and support equitable access to services.
  5. Bridge classrooms and care centers.
  6. Provide skills and knowledge to foster trauma responsive care.
  7. Fill gaps in research and evaluation.
  8. Advocate for trauma-informed and prevention-focused policies and practices supported by science.
  9. Educate and train providers to address the social determinants of health.
  10. Contribute to vibrant, healthy and sustainable communities and workforces.


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