Mandatory Legal Standards 3-Hour Course 6.14.24

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Mandatory Legal Standards 3-Hour Course

The NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, requires that all L/CADCs complete a 3-hour continuing education course in Legal Standards pertaining to alcohol and drug counseling in the State of NJ. This mandate is effective August of 2018 and continues biennially thereafter. This course will satisfy the requirement according to N.J.A.C. 13:34C-5.2(d). Course begins with an overview of changes in laws and regulations for NJ L/CADCs including the Uniform Enforcement Act and continuing education. In addition, participants will review regulations related to telehealth and clinical supervision. The course will also address clinical areas of practice such as informed consent, confidentiality and duty to report.

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

• Distinguish between statutes and regulations that inform the scope of practice for L/CADCs.

• Discuss the NJ Uniform Enforcement Act

• Outline Duty to Warn, Protect and Report statutes in NJ

• Summarize telehealth regulations in NJ

• Discuss updates in clinical supervision

Presenter: Ana Guerra, LCSW, LPC, LCADC, CCS

Ms. Guerra, is a seasoned mental health professional with extensive experience in mental health and substance use disorders. She specializes in the treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders and Trauma. Ms. Guerra parlayed her clinical experience into a career as an adjunct/faculty member for various colleges and universities in NJ. She proposed, developed the curriculum and taught the Substance Use Disorder courses at Kean University’s Social Work Department. Ms. Guerra teaches across the Bachelor and Master level curriculum in Social Work and Addiction Studies. As a trainer for NJPN, she served as an integral team member revising the CADC curriculum. Ms. Guerra facilitates training and consultation for various mental health, substance use and academic settings. She also maintains a private practice. Ms. Guerra is approved by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of NJ (APCBNJ) to teach initial and re-certification L/CADC courses. In 2018 & 2019, Ms. Guerra facilitated training for NASW-NJ and the Annual Conference. Ms. Guerra was selected by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) to serve on the National Taskforce Committee to develop CSWE’s Substance Use Curricular Guide which was published in 2020. In 2021, Ms. Guerra was approved by the APCBNJ as a Mandatory Legal Class Trainer; then in 2022, the NJ Alcohol & Drug Counselor Committee approved Ms. Guerra to teach the 3-hour Legal Standards course.

CE's New Jersey:

This course “Mandatory Renewal Legal Standards 3-Hour Course” and the trainer, Ana Guerra have been approved by the NJ Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. This course, provided by Behavioral Health Matters, approval #403061424RECLegal3s has been approved for three (3) continuing education credit hours by the APCBNJ. Credentials issued by the APCBNJ, the NJ Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners and the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners recognize such courses. This 3 CE course is approved for social work continuing education hours in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4c12.

CE's New York Social Workers:

Behavioral Health Matters, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers; provider approval #SW-0443. Social workers attending this Live-Online course titled: “Mandatory Renewal Legal Standards 3-Hour Course" will receive three (3) continuing education contact hours.


Participants must be present for the duration of event, answer all roll calls and complete a Course Evaluation to be eligible for a Certificate of Completion that will be sent via email within 2 weeks.  


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