Course Description

Course Description:  This course will focus on the ethical values, conflicts, and dilemmas that exist in daily social work practice.  This course will utilize a variety of theoretical lenses to increase social workers' insights into ethics as it relates to social work practice, social justice, and service.  The course will include a critical examination of major ethical challenges that social workers face, particularly in direct practice.  The 3-hour course will also include a section on the importance of social work supervision and mentoring to address complicated ethical problems evoked in direct practice.

Target Audience:  Beginning and Intermediate Levels

Continuing Education Clock Hours:  3 Hours

Course Outline

Event Agenda:

1:00 - 1:05 Welcome and Introductions

1:05-1:35 Overview of Ethical Theories

1:35-1:55 NASW Code of Ethics

1:55-2:15 Recognizing Ethical Self-Awareness

2:15-2:30 Ethical Obligations to Social Work Clients

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:00 Ethical Obligations to Communities

3:00-3:45 Ethics in Social Work Practice

3:45-4:00 Self-Care

4:00-4:10 Resources

4:10-4:15 Questions, Comments, Evaluations, and Certificates

Learner Outcomes

Learner Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Apply ethical principles from the NASW Code of Ethics (and other ethical theories and models) to daily social work practice
  • Critically analyze current value dilemmas and tensions in the field (including a focus on social justice issues involving vulnerable populations, human rights, multiculturalism, coerced treatment, managed care, mental illness, and violence)
  • Experience increased confidence in becoming a competent and ethically-informed practitioner

When participants return to the workplace, they will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Engage diversity and difference in practice
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