Beaver will host presentation on ethics in mental health, addiction treatment

Penn State Beaver will host a free training presentation co-sponsored by Beaver County Behavioral Health. “Ethics in the Helping Professions” will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the auditorium of the campus Student Union Building.

Presenter Ken Montrose, former clinical director at Greenbriar Treatment Center in Washington, Pa., is director of training and publications for Greenbriar. The program will address the ethical principles on which mental health and substance abuse services are based. Specific areas of practice where boundary violations tend to occur will be discussed, and practice concerns that arise in different roles and settings will also be examined.

Those attending the program are eligible to earn a variety of professional credits. To register or for more information, email or call 412-244-1244.

Montrose, who actively pursues his own recovery from alcoholism, has provided training for numerous mental health and chemical dependency treatment agencies. He is the author of numerous publications, including “Celebrating Small Victories: A counselor’s manual for treating chronic mental illness and substance abuse” (Hazelden, 1995: with Dennis Daley) and “Understanding Schizophrenia and Addiction” (Hazelden, 1993: with Dennis Daley). Montrose is a certified addictions counselor who holds a master’s degree in developmental psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Vincent College.

For information about the program, contact Beaver County Behavioral Health at 724-847-6225, or contact the Beaver campus Office of Academic Affairs at or 724-773-3824.

Last Updated March 03, 2014