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Ethics Committee Members

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Ira Abrams

Ira Abrams

Dr. Stefanie Carnes

Dr. Stefanie Carnes

Marcus Earle

Isabel de Guzman

Terry Gatewood

Tori Hodge

Tori Hodge

Debra Kaplan

Mari A. Lee

Mari A. Lee

All IITAP Ethics Committee Members have been selected for their expertise in the field. There is not any identified conflict of interest for any committee member.

Committee Roles and Responsibilities

The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) places great emphasis on ethics, rights and responsibilities. The fundamental objectives of the Ethics Committee shall be to maintain ethical conduct by CSATs at the highest professional level, to educate them concerning ethical standards, to endeavor to protect the public against harmful conduct by CSATs, and to aid IITAP in achieving its objectives.

The chair of the committee is IITAP's President, and the committee members are a diverse and multidisciplinary group of CSATs that have all agreed to IITAP's core beliefs and ethics policies.

The Committee is authorized to:

  • Formulate rules or principles of ethics for adoption by the Association (IITAP)
  • Investigate allegations of unethical conduct of members (to include fellows) and associates (hereinafter members) and, in certain instances, candidates and applicants for membership 
  • Resolve allegations of unethical conduct and/or recommend such action as is necessary to achieve the objectives of the Association
  • Report on types of complaints investigated with special description of difficult cases
  • Adopt rules and procedures governing the conduct of all the matters within its jurisdiction
  • Take other such actions that are consistent with the Bylaws of the Association, the Association Rules, the Association's Ethics Code, and these Rules and Procedures, and as are necessary and appropriate to achieving the objectives of the Committee
  • Delegate appropriate tasks to subcommittees, ad hoc committees, and task forces of the Ethics Committee; to Committee Associates; or to employees or agents of the Association, as necessary or appropriate. All of these individuals and groups shall in any such event be fully bound by these tasks. 

IITAP Ethics Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Ethics Review Request Form Link Administration 11/13/2018
Ethics Statement Link Administration 11/13/2018

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