Hear from Lena Sheffield, LMHC, CAP, MAC, CEDS about upholding legal and ethical standards in addiction counseling, confidentiality and self-care.
Addiction Counselors are expected to hear delicate and difficult information while working in the field. What should be reported? What needs to remain confidential? How is one to deal with the emotional toll of being a counselor or clinician? Hear from Lena Sheffield about legal and ethical standards in addiction counseling, confidentiality and self-care.
About Lena Sheffield, LMHC, CAP, MAC, CEDS, Her Work & Legal and Ethical Standards for Addiction Counseling
Lena Sheffield has been in the mental health, eating disorders and addiction field for over 30 years in hospital, residential, community based and outpatient levels of care. Her training and experiences have been diverse with an emphasis on evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, co-occurring addiction and mental health symptoms, eating disorders and other dysfunctional eating behaviors, life transition and attachment struggles. Lena is bilingual. Her organization and communication skills allow her to be a great case manager. She is an advocate for the clients and their loved ones and works well with other supporting clinicians. Lena has a private practice in Miami, Florida, providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families, and evaluating for possible substance/process addictions. She assesses and coaches individuals with ADHD, and holds workshops and clinical trainings. She is an EDCOM Board Secretary, a board member of the N.A.M.E.D., Inc, a BEDA Member, an iaedp Member as well as a NAADAC member.
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