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

45.00
Online
Mandatory

About Course

Release Date: March 8, 2016
Expiration Date: March 8, 2021

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.

Note: This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, course #B4222, Social Work Ethics: Decision Making and Accountability, Updated 1st Edition.

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

New Jersey Social Workers - Practicing Social Work Ethics: Contemporary Approaches, Updated 1st Edition, Course #2959, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Elite Professional Education, LLC. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 03/17/2020 - 03/17/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 5 Ethics continuing education credits.

This course fulfills the New Jersey ethics requirement; however, it does NOT fulfill the cultural competence requirement.

Course 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

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.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite Healthcare ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite Healthcare's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content
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Practicing Social Work Ethics: Contemporary Approaches, Updated 1st Edition

45.00

About Course

Release Date: March 8, 2016
Expiration Date: March 8, 2021

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.

Note: This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, course #B4222, Social Work Ethics: Decision Making and Accountability, Updated 1st Edition.

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

New Jersey Social Workers - Practicing Social Work Ethics: Contemporary Approaches, Updated 1st Edition, Course #2959, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Elite Professional Education, LLC. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 03/17/2020 - 03/17/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 5 Ethics continuing education credits.

This course fulfills the New Jersey ethics requirement; however, it does NOT fulfill the cultural competence requirement.

Course 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

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.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite Healthcare ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite Healthcare's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content