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  • March 29
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Social Work Ethics

March 29

Gain a better understanding of ethical decision-making strategies while also reviewing common challenges social workers face.

Every social worker faces ethical challenges. Some ethical challenges are familiar: Under what circumstances are social workers permitted to disclose confidential information without a client's consent? Is it appropriate to share some personal information with clients for therapeutic purposes? Can social workers provide services to minors without their parents' knowledge or consent? How should social workers who live in small communities manage complex boundaries and dual relationships? But other ethical challenges in social work are much newer: Can social workers provide services remotely (using digital technology) to clients they never meet in person and who live in another state? Is it ever permissible to communicate with clients or former clients using social networking sites (e.g., Facebook®)? Is it ethical for social workers to search online for information about clients without their knowledge? Should social workers permit clients to access their clinical records online? In this engaging topic, Dr. Frederic Reamer will discuss enduring and cutting-edge ethical issues in social work and share his insights about practical ways to protect clients and prevent ethics complaints and litigation.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to describe ethics cases in social work.

- You will be able to discuss difficult cases.

- You will be able to recognize common ethical dilemmas in social work.

- You will be able to identify risk-management strategies to protect clients and prevent ethics complaints and litigation.

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Agenda

Difficult Ethics Cases in Social Work: The Anatomy of Ethical Dilemmas
Presentation of Difficult Cases:
  • Longstanding Challenges: Boundary Issues, Dual Relationships, Conflicts of Interest, Confidentiality, Privileged Communication, Informed Consent, Clients' Rights, Termination of Services, Impaired Professionals
  • Newer Challenges: Practitioners' Use of Technology to Deliver Services, Communicate With Clients, and Manage and Store Sensitive Information
Common Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work: Overview
Risk-Management Strategies to Protect Clients and Prevent Ethics Complaints and Litigation
  • Standards of Care
  • Preventing Professional Negligence and Liability
Ethical Decision-Making Strategies (Decision-Making Protocols; Codes of Ethics; Ethics Literature; Ethics Committees; Relevant Regulations, Statutes, Case Law, Practice Standards)
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  • AZ SW
     
  • This course is applicable toward the continuing education requirement including ethics for social workers.
     
  • DE SW 1.5 including ethics 1.5
     
  • This course is applicable for 1.5 hours, including 1.5 hours of ethics by the Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners.
     
  • IL SW 1.5 including ethics 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc., is a registered sponsor with The State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. This course will qualify for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics for social workers.
     
  • MD SW 1.5 including ethics 1.5
     
  • The Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners certifies that this program meets the criteria for 1.5 credit hours of Category I continuing education for social workers and associates licensed, including 1.5 hours of ethics in Maryland.
     
  • OH SW 1.5 (Pending)
     
  • This course has been submitted to the State of Ohio, Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit, including 0.00 hours of ethics for Social Workers.
     
  • SD SW 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education credit.
     
  • TN SW 1.5 including ethics 1.5
     
  • This program is applicable for 1.5 contact hours, including 1.5 hours of ethics for social workers.
     
  • WA SW 1.5 including ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 CEUs, including 1.5 hours of ethics, by the NASW Washington State Chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-248.
     
  • WY SW
     
  • This course is applicable to the continuing education requirement, including ethics for social workers.
     

This program format does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for social workers, counselors, psychologists, social service directors and case managers.

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Faculty

Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Rhode Island College

  • Professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College
  • His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, public welfare and professional ethics
  • Taught at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration and the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Social Work
  • Conducted extensive research on professional ethics and has been involved in several national research projects sponsored by The Hastings Center, the Carnegie Corporation, the Haas Foundation, and the Scatter-good Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare at the Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Published 21 books and more than 140 journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and book chapters
  • Writer of chapters on professional ethics in the Encyclopedia of Social Work, the Encyclopedia of Bioethics, the Encyclopedia of Global Ethics, and the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics
  • Lectured extensively nationally and internationally on the subjects of professional ethics, and professional malpractice and liability
  • Chaired the national task force that wrote the Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers
  • Served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings
  • Ph.D. degree, University of Chicago
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Product ID: 401688
Published 2013, 2018
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