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S23-501 The Ethical Issues Impacting the Therapeutic Relationship for In-person and Telehealth Practice


Total Credits: 3 including 3 Ethic CEs

Category:
500 Ethics |  800 Online
Instructor:
Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

Dates


Description

The beginning stage of social work intervention sets the foundation for the therapeutic relationship, establishes clear roles, and covers ethical issues and establishes professional boundaries of practice. This essential component of social work practice is further complicated when services are delivered through telehealth. The workshop will explore ethical topics and identify new strategies to respond to the challenges that telehealth present. The ethical topics include Informed Consent, Rights of Minors, Establishment of a Social Media Policy, Confidentiality of Mental Health information, and Reporting Harm and Maltreatment Requirements. The workshop will also include recent National NASW guidance for telehealth and for navigating these complicated times. Ethics content covered includes: COMAR 10.42.03.03; COMAR 10.42.10; and NASW Code of Ethics (2021).

Instructor

Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C Related seminars and products

University of Maryland School of Social Work


Gisele Ferretto, MSW, LCSW-C has over 35 years of social work experience in both clinical and macro practice areas. Her areas of expertise include: policy and leadership development, field education, child welfare practice, professional ethics, supervision, confidentiality, and curriculum development.  Ms Ferreto is considered a subject matter expert on the issue of confidentiality in social work practice. Most recently she was a contributing author for the Confidentiality and Information Utilization NASW Policy Statement recently published in Social Work Speaks 12th Edition: National Association of Social Workers Policy Statements 2021–2023. She once served on the Maryland Legislative Summer Study Committee that first established the language for the law that governs both health and behavioral health records for the state (Md. Health-General Code Ann. § 4-301 et seq.) 


Agenda & Learning Objectives

AGENDA:

09:00 Registration

09:00-10:30

                            

Lecture:

  • BSWE Standards of Supervision and Scope of Practice
  • Establishing Expectations: work, professionalism, ethics
  • The "Space" Necessary for Ethical Conversations for Practice and Supervision
  • BSWE Standards regarding ethical social work practice (COMAR 10.42.03)
  • Challenges of Providing Effective Guidance
     
10:30 - 10:40 Break
10:40-12:15

Lecture (Continued)

  • The Use of Statute, Regulations, and Policy for Establishing Expectations
  • Exploration of common ethical concepts: Service to Clients; Duty to Warn & Duty to Report; Client self-determination; Informed Consent; Privacy & Confidentiality; Conflicts of Interest & Multiple Relationships. 
  • Teachable Moments and Planned Strategies for Instruction
12:15 Questions & Adjournment

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Explore the elements of the Beginning Stage of Social Work Practice identified by Cournoyer, B. and its ethical construct. 

  • Identify the challenges of telehealth on social work practice and the use of strategies to protect both clients and practitioners. 

  • Review the relevant ethical issues and strategies for Confidentiality, Informed Consent, Rights of Minors, Use of a Social Media Policy, and Reporting Requirements. 

Bibliography & References

BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCES

MD Board of Social Work Examiner (BSWE) website: https://health.maryland.gov/bswe/Pages/default.aspx

Barak, M. E. M., Travis, D. J., Pyun, H., & Xie, B. (2009). The impact of supervision on worker outcomes: A meta-analysis. Social Service Review, 83(1), 3–32. https://doi.org/10.1086/599028

Cohen, N. A., & Rhodes, G. B. (1978). Social Work Supervision: Administration in Social Work, 1(3), 281. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edb&AN=75932452&site=eds-live

Dan, V. (2017). An Exhaustive View on Supervision in Social Work: History, Evolution, Current Trends. Social Work Review / Revista de Asistenta Sociala, (2), 147–159. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=sih&AN=123351289&site=eds-live

Deal, K. H. (2003). The relationship between critical thinking and interpersonal skills: Guidelines for clinical supervision. Clinical Supervisor, 22(2), 3-19.

Deal, K. H,& Pittman, J. (2009). Examining Predictors of Social Work Students’ Critical Thinking Skills.

Egan, R., Maidment, J., & Connolly, M. (2017). Trust, power and safety in the social work supervisory relationship: Results from Australian research. Journal of Social Work Practice, 31(3), 307–321. https://doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2016.1261279

Kadushin, A.& Harness, D., Supervision in Social Work, 5th Edition, Columbia University Press (2014)

Kolb Learning Style Inventory http://www.bunbury.wa.gov.au/pdf/environment/u472/Appendix%2019%20U472%20Community%20Facilitator%20Kolb%20Questionnaire%20Final.pdf

Lawler, J. (2015). Motivation and Meaning: The Role of Supervision. Practice (09503153), 27(4), 265–275. https://doi.org/10.1080/09503153.2015.1048056

Munson, C.E., Handbook of Clinical Supervision, 3rd Edition. (2012) Routledge, New York, NY.

Thomas, K.W. & Thomas, G.F. Power Base Inventory: Assessing Leadership and Influencing Style, (2003) CPP, Mountain View, CA.

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 {3.0} 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

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $70 and includes CE credit. Registering after 3/10/23 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

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