Ethics in Social Work – Am I Doing the Right Thing?

Ethics in Social Work – Am I Doing the Right Thing?

Summary: All social workers are required to obtain training in ethics. These trainings focus primarily on codes of ethics, risk management, ethical dilemmas and the narrower topics of boundary issues, dual relationships, conflict of interest, confidentiality, etc. Theories and concepts are important but over time we have come to realize that these case studies bring these topics to life and are compelling and essential ways of understand and develop our own ethical values.

This training uses a cross section of ethics cases related to each standard of social worker: responsibilities to clients, responsibilities to colleagues, responsibilities in practice settings, responsibilities as professionals, responsibilities to the social work profession and the broader society. We will discuss each case and the Code of Ethics it mirrors. Participants will have many opportunities to discuss these situations and attempt to resolve the ethical dilemmas in each example.

Objectives: At the end of the training, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the NASW ethical values and corresponding standards
  • List the six NASW ethical standards
  • Discuss ethical scenarios and relate NASW standards and values to each

Presenter: Allene Lyons, LCSW, M.Ed.

Allene has over 40 years of experience providing both clinical and administrative services in the mental health field. This experience included working as Supervisor, Director and Regional Director of both outpatient and BHRS programs, providing clinical supervision to staff and social workers working towards their LCSW, and conducting training in clinical, documentation and compliance areas.

Currently, Allene is in private practice providing psychotherapy and management assistance to various agencies.

Allene holds an LCSW license and received her MSW from the University of Connecticut and M.A. in Education from Chestnut Hill College.


Credits: 3 CEU’s for PA Social Workers; MFT’s and PC’s Fee: $60.00

Cancellation requests submitted five (5) business days before the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund. Cancellation requests received less than 5 business days before the start of the workshop will receive a credit towards another workshop of equal value.

Social Work prn reserves the right to CANCEL and/or RESCHEDULE any workshop at any time. In the event Social Work prn cancels a scheduled workshop, we will notify all registered participants immediately, and provide either a full refund or credit towards another workshop.

Please allow up to five (5) business days for refund to be processed.

“NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 3 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

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