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F22-504 Ethics and Financial Social Work: Becoming Familiar with the Challenges

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Ethic CEs

3000 Financial Social Work |  500 Ethics |  800 Online
Christine Callahan, PhD, LCSW-C |  Jack Mirabella, MSW
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes



The purpose of this workshop is to explore ethical challenges that may occur when working with clients on financial, practical, and psychosocial issues. Registrants will learn about underlying ethical values and theories that accompany this comprehensive work and will learn strategies on improving practice and maximizing rapport and trust with clients who are dealing with financial stressors and vulnerabilities. 


Christine Callahan, PhD, LCSW-C Related seminars and products

University of Maryland School of Social Work

Dr. Callahan has 20+ years of clinical social work experience as an oncology social worker at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, working with individuals and families in psychosocial and financial distress.  Since 2012, she has been a research faculty at UMSSW, doing research and conducting trainings in the areas of financial capability in vulnerable populations.

Jack Mirabella, MSW Related seminars and products

 Jack Mirabella (they/them) is a Baltimore-based an attorney and macro social worker. They specialize in shaping public policy to promote health equity and reduce health and wealth disparities for historically excluded communities. In addition to their day job working for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s Office of Minority Health, they also provide pro bono consulting services for Trans Maryland, and pro bono legal services for children with disabilities and their families. Prior to their current role(s) they spent a number of years working in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for economic policies that benefit low-income and marginalized communities. They have been teaching financial social work and legislative advocacy courses through the University of Maryland School of Social Work since 2016.  

Agenda & Learning Objectives


8:50 - 9:00 Registration/ Log On
9:00 - 10:30


10:30 - 10:45   Break
10:45 - 12:15

Lecture (Continued)

12:15 Questions & Adjournment



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and define ethical values. 

  • Describe widely used theories underlying ethical discourse in social work and related helping professions. 

  • Apply these concepts to sound social work practice that addresses clients’ psychosocial and financial needs. 

  • Describe several ethical models.  


Bibliography & References


Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {3} Category I Continuing Education Units for {ethics}. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.


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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $70 and includes CE credit. Registering after 10/26/2022 will incur an additional $20 late fee.

*Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.

*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms




The Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts Live Interactive Webinars through two platforms: Zoom and WebEx.

Both platforms offer high quality and user-friendly webinar platforms for our registrants.


System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

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