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Relational Ethics and Social Work Practice

  • Saturday, June 12, 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM
  • 19

Registration

Presenter:  Dr. Theresa A. Beeton, LCSW

Category 1 | 3 ETHICS CEUs

Social work practice is based on values and beliefs that apply to the development of social work ethics. This course will review the NASW code of ethics. Participants will have an opportunity to review their own belief systems and practice situations with clients. This course will also review the Virginia standards of practice as well as explore current thinking for social workers ethical standards for use of technology (DC and Maryland follow NASW code of ethics).

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Identify the core values and historical development of ethical practice in social work
  2. Review the content of the NASW code of ethics
  3. Review Virginia standards of practice. (DC and Maryland follow NASW code of ethics)
  4. Describe potential ethical and illegal problems in social work practice
  5. Identify personal practice and potential ethical dilemmas related to social work practice
  6. Identify a protocol for effectively resolving ethical issues in practice

Course Content:

Introduction to course overview

Participants will develop course worksheet that identifies core values applied to personal practice

Social work code of ethics review

  • History of the development of the code and unique social work functions
  • Identify core values that underlie social work practice
  • Beliefs
  • Values
  • Moral standards
Common issues related to ethical and illegal problems in social work
  • Common concerns in malpractice avoidance
  • Developing standards for best practices in social work

Developing a protocol for ethical decision making

  • Define personal ethical dilemmas in participant’s practice
  • Role play effective solutions for resolving ethical concerns






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