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Social Worker and Professional Counselor Workshops

Managing Ethics and Boundaries with a Clinical Lens

Date: Friday, Sept. 22, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (with two 10-minute breaks)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Presented by: Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Fee: $99
CEH/CEUs: 4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

The management of professional ethics and boundaries can be challenging in clinical work, especially as we have become more dependent on the use of technology. This workshop will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of clinical services and will discuss best practice approaches to these challenges.

Participants will gain a better awareness of the complicated nature of professional ethics and boundaries, especially as it relates to clinical services. An ethical decision-making process will be utilized as a variety of ethical scenarios are discussed in an interactive format. Participants will also learn about the importance of assessing various aspects of their services and related policies and procedures to protect clients and staff and reduce professional risk. Participants will learn how to utilize the NASW Code of Ethics in managing ethical dilemmas in clinical practice settings.

Learning Goals:

  • Identify the range of ethical dilemmas and professional boundaries in clinical practice
  • Identify the array of ethical challenges with the use of technology and social media in clinical practice
  • Learn the complicated laws and licensing requirements for telemental health and documentation
  • Learn models for the ethical decision-making process
  • Increase awareness of the complicated nature of professional boundaries
  • Learn about the ethics of cultural competency in an ever-changing multi-cultural society
  • Identify risks that may affect professional liability
  • Identify what policies, procedures, and protocols are recommended to address ethics in a variety of contexts
  • Learn how to use the NASW Code of Ethics and an ethical decision-making process to problem-solve a variety of ethical dilemmas through group discussion

Trainer Biography:
Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, joined the staff of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UW-Milwaukee in May 2005 as the Director of Social Work Field Education Programs. She received her MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work, Chicago, Illinois, and her BSW from Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky.

Wagner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Professor with extensive clinical, management, administrative, and educational experience. She has worked in a variety of social service settings prior to her appointment with UWM, which include child welfare, adoption (domestic and international), mental health, intellectual disabilities, geriatrics, and private practice. She currently teaches courses in social work, develops and presents continuing education programs covering social work ethics and boundaries, leadership and supervision, case management, documentation, confidentiality, adoption competency, and safety in the field. Wagner is a Trainer for the Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) curriculum through the Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE) and UWM’s Co-Director for TAC. She has served in the role of Ombuds for UWM since 2007 and has more than 10 years of experience in Quality Assurance.

Registration Deadlines: The registration deadline for each of the workshops is 10 business days before the program starts. After this date, please call the UW Oshkosh Division of Online and Continuing Education at (920) 424-1129 to determine program availability.

Questions and More Information: Questions concerning registration and program content should be directed to the Division of Online and Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901-8623. Please call (920) 424-1129.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received 10 business days before the program will receive a full refund, minus a $35 processing charge. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 10 business days before the program. UW Oshkosh reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment, as well as the right to limit enrollment due to excessive demand. UW Oshkosh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. If you need special assistance and/or accommodations, please notify us by the registration deadline. All requests will be kept confidential.

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