Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Ethics for Social Workers (6 Clock Hours)

 

Target Audience: Social workers whose objective is to complete an ethics course based on the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and related ethical standards. This course does not cover state-specific laws.

Course Description: This course is based on the current version of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics that was revised in 2018 which addresses the purpose of the NASW Code of Ethics, the ethical principles, and the ethical standards. In addition, this course includes the NASW Standards for Clinical Social Work in Social Work Practice, NASW Standards and Indicators for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice, and the NASW Best Practice Standards in Social Work Supervision.

This course includes the following documents:

  • NASW Code of Ethics
  • NASW Standards for Clinical Social Work in Social Work Practice
  • NASW Standards and Indicators for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice
  • NASW Best Practice Standards in Social Work Supervision

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe core values on which social work’s mission is based
    • Summarize the broad ethical principles that reflect the profession’s core values and a set of specific ethical standards that should be used to guide social work practice
    • Describe relevant considerations when professional obligations conflict or ethical uncertainties arise
    • Describe ethical standards to which the general public can hold the social work profession accountable
    • Describe standards that the social work profession itself can use to assess whether social workers have engaged in unethical conduct
    • Apply the key principles in the Standards for Clinical Social Work in Social Work Practice
    • Apply the key principles in the Standards and Indicators for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice
    • Apply the key principles in the Best Practice Standards in Social Work Supervision

    Course Components:

    • Online text (included)
    • Multiple choice online exam (included)
    • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

    Course Credit(s): 6 CE Credits or Hours

    Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

    Course Schedule: Self-paced

    Course Author(s): Doris Tomer, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, Carol E. Bonner, EdD, MSW, MBA, Reinaldo Cardona, MSSW, LCSW, Amanda Duffy Randall, PhD, LCSW

    Content Publisher(s): National Association of Social Workers

    Course Author(s) Qualifications:

    Doris Tomer has been in practice for over 30 years.

    Dr. Bonner is an Associate Dean at Salem State University.

    Reinaldo Cardona is the Executive Director of NASW, New York State Chapter. He received an MSSW from Columbia University. He is an adjunct instructor at the University at Albany teaching both micro and macro social work practice courses. He had previously worked at the New York State Department of Social Services as the Director of the Bureau of Employment Programs and the Assistant Commissioner for the Neighborhood Based Alliance.

    Dr. Randall is the Director of the Grace Abbott School of Social Work and an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Grace Abbott School of Social Work. She received her MSW and PhD from the University of Nebraska.

    Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

    CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
    Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 social work ethics continuing education clock hours.

    This course does not qualify for NBCC credit.

    Reminder: The information presented in this course is for informational purposes only and is not meant to serve as ethical or legal advice. For ethical or legal advice, please contact a professional organization, state licensing board, or attorney.





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