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You are invited to join us for a two part CE program led by Dr. Frederic Reamer, the national expert in ethics training.
February 10, 2023 | 2:00 to 5:00 pm ET and
February 12, 2023 | 2:00 to 5:00 pm ET
Must attend both days to obtain credit hours.
Presenter: Dr. Frederic Reamer
Target Audience: Clinical Social Workers
Content level: Part 1 - Introductory to Intermediate, Part 2 - Introductory to Advanced
CE credits: 6 (Ethics)
Part 1: Ethics Risk Management in Clinical Social Work: A Primer
February 10, 2023 | 2:00 to 5:00 pm ET
About the webinar:
This webinar will provide participants with an overview and in-depth examination of compelling ethical challenges in clinical social work. Building on introductory ethics concepts, this webinar will explore challenging ethics cases and practical strategies designed to protect clients and practitioners. Key topics will include boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, clients’ rights, termination of services, use of technology to serve clients, and impaired professionals. The webinar will include discussion of relevant ethical standards; statutes, regulations, and case law; supervision; and consultation. The webinar will focus especially on complex documentation issues.
At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to:
Part 2: Boundary Issues and Challenges in the Digital Age
Clinical social workers are making increased use of technology in their relationships with clients. In the digital age, clinicians are providing services to clients remotely, communicating with clients between sessions via text messaging and email, searching for information online, and documenting clinical notes in electronic records. Clinical social workers’ increasing use of technology has introduced novel boundary issues. Is it appropriate to search online for information about clients without their knowledge? Can a clinical social worker ever be a Facebook “friend” with a former client? What are the potential implications of evening or weekend online exchanges with clients? How should clinicians respond when clients search online for information about them? Can a clinical social worker provide services to a Facebook “friend” who requests assistance? In this webinar, Dr. Frederic Reamer will explore diverse boundary issues in the digital age, present case examples, and discuss practical ethics and risk-management protocols.
About the instructor:
Frederic G. Reamer is Professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, public welfare, and professional ethics. Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1978) and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings. He has also taught at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration (1978-1981), and the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Social Work (1981-1983).
Dr. Reamer has served as Director of the National Juvenile Justice Assessment Center of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (1979-1981); as Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor of Rhode Island (1987-1990); and as a Commissioner of the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation, the state housing finance agency (1987-1995). Dr. Reamer served on the State of Rhode Island Parole Board from 1992 to 2016. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Work Education (1990-1994). He serves as Associate Editor of the National Association of Social Workers Encyclopedia of Social Work (Oxford University Press and National Association of Social Workers). Since 2012, Dr. Reamer has served as the ethics instructor in the Providence (RI) Police Department Training Academy.
Dr. Reamer has conducted extensive research on professional ethics. He has been involved in national research projects sponsored by The Hastings Center, the Carnegie Corporation, the Haas Foundation, and the Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare at the Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania. He has published 24 books and 175 journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia articles.
Dr. Reamer has been an essayist on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition (“This I Believe” series), a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and a guest on various radio and television broadcasts. Since 2007, Dr. Reamer has served as host and producer of the National Public Radio series This I Believe—New England, broadcast weekly. He is featured in the podcast series Trapped in Treatment produced by Paris Hilton, Warner Brothers, and iHeart Media; Yahoo News national series Unfiltered; and as a commentator in the video documentaries America’s Serial Killers: Portraits in Evil and Rampage: Killing without Reason. He is also a featured expert on the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) series This Emotional Life.
Dr. Reamer has lectured extensively nationally and internationally (including India, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Djibouti, Bahrain, Indonesia, Diego Garcia, Spain, Romania, Poland, Greece, and Canada) on the subjects of professional ethics and professional malpractice and liability. He has served as an adjunct professor and visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Tulane University, Simmons University, Smith College, University of Oklahoma, and Augsburg University. Dr. Reamer chaired the national task force that wrote the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and served on the code revision task force. He chaired the international commission sponsored by the Association of Social Work Boards to develop Model Regulatory Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice. Dr. Reamer also chaired the national task force sponsored jointly by the National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and Clinical Social Work Association to develop Technology Standards in Social Work Practice. He has served as an expert witness and consultant in 130 court and licensing board cases addressing professional ethics.
Dr. Reamer received the "Distinguished Contributions to Social Work Education" award from the Council on Social Work Education (1995); Presidential Award from the National Association of Social Workers (1997); Richard Lodge Prize from Adelphi University for “outstanding contributions to the development of social work theory” (2005); Edith Abbott Award from the University of Chicago for “distinguished service to society and outstanding contributions at the local, national or international levels” (2005); Neil J. Houston, Jr. Memorial Award for “dedicated service and citizen contribution toward the criminal justice profession and the public interest” (2009); International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award from the National Association of Social Workers for significantly advancing "the public image of social work" (2012); Excellence in Ethics Award from the National Association of Social Workers (2015); and inaugural Contributor Award from the Association of Social Work Boards (2019). In 2016 Dr. Reamer was named a Social Work Pioneer by the National Association of Social Workers for his "commitment and dedication to the social work profession and to the improvement of social and human conditions at the local, state, national, and international levels."
Fee & Registration:
Cost is $140 for CSWA members and $190 for non-members. Cost is $9.99 for CSWA student members and $34.99 for non-member students. STUDENT REGISTRANTS WILL NOT RECEIVE CEs FOR THIS COURSE. If you are not a CSWA member, click here to learn more about CSWA benefits and join today. Registrations will be accepted until the start of the webinar or until the webinar is full. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. Each registered participant will receive zoom log-in information via email from firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the webinar.
Course interaction & CE completion requirements:
This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.
To earn 6 CE credits, participants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entirety of both courses, complete and pass an online post-test and complete a course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be provided once the evaluation is submitted.
System Requirements to Participate
On a PC:
Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later
Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB or more of RAM
On a Mac:
Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better)
Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)
On an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device:
Free Zoom at www.zoom.us ; WiFi connection recommended for VoIP audio
CE Provider Information
Clinical Social Work Association, provider #1719, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 08/27/20-08/27/23. Social workers completing this course receive 6 ethics continuing education credits.
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