• Ethics of Prevention


Career Development as a Prevention Professional

Registration for this training is at max capacity.

Ethics of Prevention

JUNE 17, 2021 | 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

Deadline for registration is June 16

*Limited to 35 registrants.

3 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for prevention professionals in domain P4.

The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDPB) Code of Ethics for prevention professionals and prevention scope of practice are different than those for other disciplines. This training will review, discuss, and apply the requirements in order to ensure prevention practitioners are operating within the guidelines. Please note: this training will meet the requirement for those interested in pursuing an OCPSA certification, or for those renewing an OCPSA, OCPS, OCPC certification. For those interested in obtaining an OCPS or OCPC designation, 6.0 contact hours of ethics is required. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. Define ethics and related terms.
  2. Describe the six principles in the prevention code of ethics and how they relate to the Ohio prevention code of ethics and scope of practice.
  3. Use and ethical decision-making process to apply the prevention code of ethics


  • 9:00am – Introductions and Objectives
  • 9:10am – Ethics terms defined
  • 9:20am – Review Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethical Conduct and examples
  • 9:40am – Discuss the Ohio Prevention Code of Ethics and relate it to real world examples
  • 10:20am – Learn the steps for the Ethical Decision Making Process and work through a case study
  • 10:40am – Break
  • 10:55am – Small group case studies
  • 11:15am – Report out on case studies
  • 11:25am – Review prevention supervision requirements and how to ethically follow these
  • 11:40am – Read through the Ohio Prevention Scope of Practice and discuss how this relates to current job requirements
  • 12:00pm – Discuss credentialing and how it relates to ethics
  • 12:10pm – Any further questions and evaluation
  • 12:15pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by Jennifer Benson

Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant, Prevention Across the Ages, LLC

Jennifer Benson is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant. She is the owner of a consulting firm, Prevention Across the Ages, LLC which offers training and coaching for individuals and communities. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Florida State University and has worked in prevention for 20 years engaging in school-based programming, community services, and coalition work. Jennifer enjoys training and working with individuals and communities helping them gain the tools and skills needed to implement effective prevention practices. Along with three colleagues, Jennifer developed the adult low-risk drinking curriculum, Minimize Risk Maximize Life.

Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Registration is at max capacity

*Limited to 35 registrants

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068