About the Course
- Explain the importance of professional values and ethics in social work practice.
- Identify the role and impact of law in social work practice.
- Define and distinguish between problematic and non-problematic boundary issues in social work practice.
- Describe ways that social workers can prevent unethical or illegal behaviors in daily practice.
- Explain issues of cultural competence and social diversity in social work.
- Identify the elements and conditions of informed consent.
- Summarize the basic requirements of HIPAA and the Privacy Rule as it relates to practice.
- Identify a protocol for ethical decision-making.
About the Author
Deborah Converse, MA, NBCT
Deborah Converse graduated with a degree in Psychology from Stetson University in Deland, Florida and received an MA in Education for Emotionally Disabled Students from the University of Central Florida. She was awarded National Board Certification in 2000 as an Exceptional Needs Specialist, Birth -21+ endorsement. In addition to teaching, Deborah has written programs, developed curriculum and conducted in-service training for school districts to promote the inclusion of special needs students in all educational and employment programs.
Christopher Cronin, Ph.D.
Dr. Cronin received his BS in psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Delaware. He completed his internship at the University of California, Davis in the Department of Psychiatry at the University Medical Center in Sacramento. He also completed a Post-doctoral Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and a MS in criminal justice at Saint Leo University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has held academic positions in Europe, Australia and the United States. He has practiced forensic psychology since 1991 conducting competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and has conducted over 5000 court-ordered forensic evaluations in the Tampa Bay area. In addition to various journal articles, he is the editor of a textbook titled, Military Psychology: An Introduction (2nd ed.) which was translated into Chinese, and author of the textbook, Forensic Psychology: An applied approach (2nd ed.).
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