Behavioral Health : Social Worker: Practicing Social Work Ethics: Contemporary Approaches, Updated 1st Edition
45.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course
This thought-provoking course examines the interplay of social work, values, ethics, and decision-making processes. Through the use of practice scenarios, social workers will learn how to approach risk management and thorny ethical dilemmas that are common to many practice areas. The course discusses the role of laws and regulations in regard to ethics, highlights the importance of the distinction between legal and moral problems, and describes the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. Participants will learn about the dynamics of decision making through discussions of judgment research, the use of natural heuristics, and social and organizational sources of decision error. This intermediate-level course is designed for social workers, but it also serves behavioral health professionals in other disciplines who want to improve practice and enhance risk management.

 

Social Workers completing this course receive 5 ethical continuing education credits. 
 

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the historical evolution of social work ethics
  • Explain the cognitive and emotional errors that threaten ethical decision making and practice
  • Discuss the use of self in social work practice and ethical decision making
  • Discuss relevant ethical guidelines, theories, and strategies for sound social work practice
  • Describe approaches to resolving risk management and ethical problems associated with contemporary practice
  • Explain ways to act upon the ethical mandate to address systemic unfairness, serve and advocate for vulnerable and oppressed populations, promote diversity, and work for a just society
About the Authors:

James J. Clark, LCSW, PhD, is Dean of the College of Social Work, Florida State University. He was Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati (2012 to 2015), and Associate Dean for Research, and Associate Director of the Center on Trauma and Children at the University of Kentucky, where he was on the faculty from 1991 to 2012. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Social Work in 1983, Dr. Clark worked in the outreach clinic of Catholic Community Services in Doddridge County, West Virginia, before returning to Lexington, Kentucky, where he served as a clinician and director of the Catholic Social Services Bureau from 1984 to 1989. He received his doctoral degree in 1995 from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; his dissertation analyzed the treatment and criminal careers of prisoners with schizophrenic disorders.
 

Molly Malany Sayre, MSW, LSW, is Dean of the College of Social Work, Florida State University. He was Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati (2012 to 2015), and Associate Dean for Research, and Associate Director of the Center on Trauma and Children at the University of Kentucky, where he was on the faculty from 1991 to 2012. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Social Work in 1983, Dr. Clark worked in the outreach clinic of Catholic Community Services in Doddridge County, West Virginia, before returning to Lexington, Kentucky, where he served as a clinician and director of the Catholic Social Services Bureau from 1984 to 1989. He received his doctoral degree in 1995 from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; his dissertation analyzed the treatment and criminal careers of prisoners with schizophrenic disorders. 

How to Receive Credit:

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

 

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Practicing Social Work Ethics: Contemporary Approaches, Updated 1st Edition

45.00
About the Course
This thought-provoking course examines the interplay of social work, values, ethics, and decision-making processes. Through the use of practice scenarios, social workers will learn how to approach risk management and thorny ethical dilemmas that are common to many practice areas. The course discusses the role of laws and regulations in regard to ethics, highlights the importance of the distinction between legal and moral problems, and describes the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. Participants will learn about the dynamics of decision making through discussions of judgment research, the use of natural heuristics, and social and organizational sources of decision error. This intermediate-level course is designed for social workers, but it also serves behavioral health professionals in other disciplines who want to improve practice and enhance risk management.

 

Social Workers completing this course receive 5 ethical continuing education credits. 
 

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the historical evolution of social work ethics
  • Explain the cognitive and emotional errors that threaten ethical decision making and practice
  • Discuss the use of self in social work practice and ethical decision making
  • Discuss relevant ethical guidelines, theories, and strategies for sound social work practice
  • Describe approaches to resolving risk management and ethical problems associated with contemporary practice
  • Explain ways to act upon the ethical mandate to address systemic unfairness, serve and advocate for vulnerable and oppressed populations, promote diversity, and work for a just society
About the Authors:

James J. Clark, LCSW, PhD, is Dean of the College of Social Work, Florida State University. He was Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati (2012 to 2015), and Associate Dean for Research, and Associate Director of the Center on Trauma and Children at the University of Kentucky, where he was on the faculty from 1991 to 2012. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Social Work in 1983, Dr. Clark worked in the outreach clinic of Catholic Community Services in Doddridge County, West Virginia, before returning to Lexington, Kentucky, where he served as a clinician and director of the Catholic Social Services Bureau from 1984 to 1989. He received his doctoral degree in 1995 from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; his dissertation analyzed the treatment and criminal careers of prisoners with schizophrenic disorders.
 

Molly Malany Sayre, MSW, LSW, is Dean of the College of Social Work, Florida State University. He was Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati (2012 to 2015), and Associate Dean for Research, and Associate Director of the Center on Trauma and Children at the University of Kentucky, where he was on the faculty from 1991 to 2012. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Social Work in 1983, Dr. Clark worked in the outreach clinic of Catholic Community Services in Doddridge County, West Virginia, before returning to Lexington, Kentucky, where he served as a clinician and director of the Catholic Social Services Bureau from 1984 to 1989. He received his doctoral degree in 1995 from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; his dissertation analyzed the treatment and criminal careers of prisoners with schizophrenic disorders. 

How to Receive Credit:

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.