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The Ethics of Self-Care in Social Work Practice
Presented by Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD
Course: #1759Level: Intermediate1.07 Hours
Social work is often described as a helping profession because the primary mission of social work is to help individuals, families, groups, and communities with a broad range of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual concerns. This session focuses on the ethics of self-care, a responsibility in which social workers attend to their own well-being, which also helps them serve others more effectively.

Professional Boundaries: An “I” Examination
Presented by Michelle Gricus, DSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Course: #1773Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
The “friendly visitor” of social work’s early history introduced a level of professional distance to social worker-client relationships that many practitioners maintain today. This webinar explores why negotiating and creating healthy professional boundaries in our work is essential and what is missed when we stress risk management over compassion in these relationships.

Dual Relationships, Conflicts of Interest, and Professional Boundaries in Social Work Practice
Presented by Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD
Course: #1699Level: Intermediate1.13 Hours
Licensing infractions, professional review complaints, and malpractice lawsuits against social workers are often related to boundary issues, conflicts of interest, and dual relationships. This webinar identifies situations that give rise to these risks and provides practical guidelines for guarding against these risks and maintaining ethical relationships with clients.

The Ethics of Social Work Practice with Videoconferencing and Other Technology
Presented by Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD
Course: #1698Level: Advanced1.1 Hours
Social workers use a broad range of technology in practice, including videoconferencing, electronic records, text-based communication, avatars, biofeedback, and artificial intelligence. This workshop focuses on identifying and managing informed consent, confidentiality, competence, boundaries, access to services, social justice, and other ethical issues that may arise when using various types of technology.

Social Workers as Witnesses: Ethical Responses to Subpoenas
Presented by Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD
Live WebinarWed, Sep 27, 2023 at 2:00 pm EDT
Course: #1852Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
You are practicing social work and receive a subpoena to submit your client’s records and testify in upcoming court proceedings. This workshop prepares you for responding to a subpoena, balancing your client's needs, rights, and wishes with your legal and ethical obligations to the court and the system of justice.

Virtue Ethics in Social Work Practice: Nurturing and Employing Moral Qualities For a Flourishing Practice
Presented by Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD
Course: #1679Level: Intermediate1.08 Hours
Social work ethics is not just about following the code of ethics or making specific decisions to resolve specific ethical issues, but rather, how to live ethics throughout one’s professional interactions and practice. This webinar demonstrates how social workers can use virtues such as caring, honesty, fidelity, and moral strength to guide their practice and interactions with clients, family members, co-professionals, and community members.

A Futurist Approach to Social Work Ethics: Proactive, Creative, and Aspirational Strategies
Presented by Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD
Course: #1568Level: Intermediate1.08 Hours
Ethics training typically focuses on how to respond to ethical issues that have arisen in the past or ethical issues affecting current social work practice. This webinar provides a futurist approach to ethics, providing social workers and allied professionals with strategies to anticipate, prepare for, and take proactive steps regarding ethical issues arising in the coming months and years.

Involuntary Hospitalization: Ethical Considerations for Social Workers
Presented by Jennifer Robertson, MSW, LCSW, RSW
Course: #1539Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
Social workers are on the front lines of psychiatric emergencies and need to be prepared to make ethical decisions. This course discusses the impact, ethics, and the role social workers play in involuntary hospitalizations and in protecting vulnerable populations.

Ethics of Vaccinations, Mask Mandates, Client Self-Determination, and Safety in Social Work Practice
Presented by Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD
Course: #1529Level: Advanced1.1 Hours
In the age of COVID, it is imperative social work practitioners understand the ethical issues related to vaccinations, mask mandates, client self-determination, and safety. This course explores ethical considerations, developing policies, and engaging in constructive problem-solving.

Therapeutic Relationship Ethics: Adapting in Our Modern World - Teletherapy and Self Disclosure
Presented by Lily Ostler, MSW, LMSW
Course: #1494Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
Social work is grounded in ethics. This course explores social work's code of ethics and implications for therapeutic relationships. In addition, this course covers the history of therapeutic relationship ethics and defines current changes in practice. This course also provides insight into how both the use of teletherapy and self-disclosure have changed in the modern therapeutic world.

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