The goal of this educational program is to provide social workers in health and human services settings with information and tools to make ethical decisions in their professional practice. This course does not address every aspect of the NASW Code of Ethics, federal and local laws, or state board regulations but focuses on some of the most common ethical issues and decisions social workers face.
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.50 Ethics continuing education credits.
Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.
Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.
As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.
Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #37 Course 3380 from 01/29/2021 to 01/29/2023. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Ethics 1.50.
New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by Relias Learning, LLC may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board.
Course Delivery Method and Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning Reading-Based Online
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview of Professional Ethics
Why Professional Ethics are Important
NASW Code of Ethics
Other Sources of Ethical Guidance
Section 3: Ethical Mistakes and Dilemmas
A Failure to Report
Common Ethical Mistakes
What is An Ethical Dilemma?
Common Ethical Dilemmas
Confidentiality and Minors
Electronic Communication and Privacy
The Ethics of Self-Care
Section 4: Ethical Decision Making
When There is No Simple Answer
Personal Value Conflicts
Steps to Take in Ethical Decision Making
Six-Stage Model of Personal Values and Ethics
The ETHICS Model
Section 5: Ethical Responsibilities in Advocacy and Social Justice
For All Social Workers
Challenging Social Injustice and Addressing Social Problems
An Ethical Dilemma in Advocacy
Section 6: Conclusion
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Professional Writing from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and has particular interest in resilience and secondary traumatic stress among behavioral health providers. The majority of Stephanie’s work has included behavioral health counseling and medical case management. Stephanie served as part of the National Health Service Corps from 2016-2018, providing outpatient counseling to underserved populations including military service members and their families. Stephanie has designed and delivered training on many topics such as LGBTQIA+ sensitivity, youth suicide prevention, and how to provide in-community services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Disclosure: Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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