2020 Ethics and Boundaries

The National Association of Social Workers-Wisconsin Chapter is closely monitoring developments related to the respiratory illness commonly referred to as the Coronavirus (COVID 19). Based on the information we have at this time, the NASW-WI  2020 workshops are being changed to live webinars, in order to work with the administration and be part of the effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Our first priority is the health and safety of our members and the clients and communities you serve.  Visit the CDC for best practices, FAQs, and more information


Ethics and Boundaries: Stepping Forward When Colleagues Cross the Line
June 17th, 2020, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Presented by Dana Johnson, MSW, CAPSW

COST 
$85 Members
$65 Members Student/Retired/Unemployed
$115 Non-Members

This webinar fulfills the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing requirement for four (4) hours of Boundaries and Ethics

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This workshop focuses on appropriate ethics and boundaries in client-social worker and peer-to-peer relationships. Use of a group discussion and personal reflection will foster understanding of ethical, reflective practice with clients, agency and colleague ethical challenges in the workplace, and building skills in communication, and cooperative confrontation.

Learning Objectives
 Understand the importance of client/patient rights; above and beyond the rights of social work
practitioners and the agencies they represent.
 Examining personal values and personality characteristics that encourage or hinder one’s ability to
step forward and report unethical behavior.
 Evaluate personal responsibility and choices made in one’s practice and how these choices
have/have not prevented further ethical violations or improved ethical practice in the workplace.
 Understand and apply the Code of Ethics and the Code of Conduct (MPSW 20), and our ethical
principles and boundaries when making critical decisions in exposing ethical challenges in
practice.
 Demonstrate understanding of the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct (MPSW 20), ethical
principles, and boundaries applied to specific ethical dilemmas when confronting ethical
challenges by co-workers, utilizing the Nine Step Ethical-Decision Making Model.

DANA JOHNSON, MSW, CAPSW
Dana Johnson, MSW, CAPSW, holds a Master’s of Social Work degree and is credentialed to practice social work in the State of Wisconsin. He has over 10 years of management and administration experience; particularly in the area of child welfare, supervision and management, agency and culture change, and administration. His areas of expertise and direct practice include child welfare services and reform, medical social work, higher education and training, leader-ship development, innovation theory, ethics and boundaries, trauma-informed care, and LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion. He is the owner and lead trainer/facilitator of Grow My Life, LLC.


Ethics and Boundaries in the Age of Technology – This workshop is now full

June 8th, 2020,  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
June 10th, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by Debra Minsky-Kelly, LCSW

Technology has changed our world in a multitude of ways. The 2018 NASW Code of Ethics began to address some of the practice implications related to technological advances. This presentation will review and examine these updated standards. Complex case scenarios related to technology used in social work practice will be examined through the lens of both ethics and professional boundaries. Multiple models for ethical problem solving will be introduced, compared and contrasted, and use of an ethical principles screening tool will be introduced and practiced. In addition to the many ethical and boundary questions raised by issues such as texting with clients, there are other important ethical considerations related to technology that the social work profession has largely ignored. Increasingly, research demonstrates that child development, brain development, family relationships and communication have all been impacted significantly by the increasingly prominent role of technology in our lives. In light of the magnitude of this cultural change, important questions arise as to long-held beliefs about many aspects of child and family development. This includes concepts ranging from “normal” attention span, appropriate levels of autonomy during adolescent development and the stance the social work profession takes on these questions. What is the role of the social work profession in re-examining some of the core principles of child and family development in light of how technology has impacted these realities? Above and beyond a review of these changes presented in this training, critical questions will be asked to look at concepts such as ADHD vs. “normal” child and adolescent development, “appropriate” parental responses to raising a technology-saturated generation and the ethics related to our profession’s contribution to the knowledge base in these areas.


Ethics and Boundaries Webinar-Managing Ethics & Boundaries with a Clinical Lens – This Workshop is Now Full
Presented by Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW, ACSW

May 22, 2020, 9-11 am & May 29, 2020, 9-11 am CST

Presented by FOR SOCIAL WORKERS, PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

The management of ethics, boundaries and confidentiality is especially critical for clinicians and human service professionals. This workshop will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of clinical services. The emergence of technology and its complications will be addressed to highlight the changing trends in ethical practice in the 21st century.


April 17, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

Ethics and Boundaries: Stepping Forward when Colleagues Cross the Line – This workshop is now full
4 Ethics CEH’s

Presented by Dana Johnson, MSW, CAPSW

This workshop focuses on appropriate ethics and boundaries in client-social worker and peer-to-peer relationships. Use of a group discussion and personal reflection will foster understanding of ethical, reflective practice with clients, agency and colleague ethical challenges in the workplace, and building skills in communication, and cooperative confrontation.


May 1, 2020, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Social Work Practice in the Era of Big Data & Machine Learning, Increased Transparency & Consumerism: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in a Rapidly Changing Service Delivery Environment – This workshop is now full
4 Ethics CEH’s

Presented by Dafna Berman, MSW, LCSW

Using the ETHIC Model by Elaine Congress (Evaluate, Think, Hypothesize, Identify, Consult), we will examine challenges faced by Social Workers in the 21st century. Emerging technologies and evolving social norms present a multitude of opportunities to better serve clients. Unfortunately, they also present ethical dilemmas and potential boundary violations we have yet to encounter. In this workshop, we will discuss and explore ways we can think outside the box, embrace disruptive trends while maintaining a commitment to Social Work Values and the Code of Ethics.