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The Lasting Impact of COVID-19 on Social Work Practice (On Demand)

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Category II CEs

OnDemand |  700 Professional Growth & Development |  Special Offers
Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C |  Steven Deck, DM, MBA, ARM, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Course Levels:
2 Hours 05 Minutes
Audio and Video


This course meets DCs two (2) hours of COVID-19 CE requirement!

This two-hour workshop is focused on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on social work practice that still defines and shapes service delivery. Content will cover the following topics:

  • COVID-19 safety
  • What to do if exposed
  • Establishing and maintaining boundaries in different settings
  • Changes that went into effect in response
  • Assessing and balancing rights and protections when the context shifts.

Recorded on June 1, 2023


Please note:

  • Refunds or transfers will not be granted after purchase. 
  • You will have access to the video for 30 days after purchase
  • A brief quiz completion is mandatory in order to obtain a certificate.




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, professional ethics, supervision and leadership, confidentiality, social work and field practicum education, child welfare practice, and curriculum development. Ms. Ferretto provides consultation and training for private and public agencies in her areas of expertise. She has served on various committees and boards at the local, state, and national level, developing policy and program initiatives.     

Currently, Ms. Ferretto is on the Faculty at the University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW) and serves as Director of Public Policy and Manager of Training for the Office of Field Education. During her tenure at the SSW, she has held positions in the Office of Field Education, Child Welfare Fellowship Program, Child Welfare Academy, Family Connections Baltimore, and Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS). Prior to her time at the SSW, she served as an administrator at the Maryland Department of Human Services in the following programs: Child Protective Services, Office of Equal Opportunity, and the Office of Staff Development and Training. Ms. Ferretto began her social work career as a Child Protective Services Worker at Baltimore City Department of Social Services. 

Steven Deck, DM, MBA, ARM, CIH, CSP, CHMM Related Seminars and Products

Steve Deck, DM, MBA, ARM, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Director, Office of Public and Occupational Health
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Dr. Steven Deck has over 30 years of experience developing and implementing public health, environmental health and safety, risk management, international safety and security, emergency management, and continuity of operation programs in higher education and in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. Dr. Deck played a key role in UMB’s COVID-19 response and recovery process. He has held various leadership positions throughout his career and has led or been a key contributor to numerous institutional initiatives. In his current role, he leads the development of a new office of public and occupational health at the university. He holds a doctorate in management, an MBA, and a bachelor’s of science degree in safety and industrial hygiene management. Dr. Deck also holds multiple professional certifications in the safety and health and risk management fields.

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this course, Participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the Social Work Values in the context of COVID-19
  • Identify the national and state resources for professional Social Work Practice
  • Decribe the COVID Safety Practices

Completion of a brief quiz is mandatory in order to obtain certificate. 

Bibliography & References



Association of Social Work Boards; To search for state’s social work practice laws and regulations go to:

Abramson, A. (2021, March 1). Substance use during the pandemic. Monitor on Psychology52(2).

Boserup B, McKenney M, Elkbuli A. Alarming trends in US domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Dec;38(12):2753-2755. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.04.077. Epub 2020 Apr 28. PMID: 32402499; PMCID: PMC7195322.

NASW, ASWB, CSWE and CSWA Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice (2017)

NASW Telemental Health: Legal Considerations for Social Workers. By Anne B. Camper, General Counsel and Elizabeth M. Felton, JD, LICSW, Associate Counsel. (2020, May)


Reamer, Frederic G. (2021) Ethics and Risk Management in Online and Distance Social Work. San Diego, Cognella Academic Publishing.

Williams DR, Rucker TD. Understanding and addressing racial disparities in health care. Health Care Financ Rev. 2000 Summer;21(4):75-90. PMID: 11481746; PMCID: PMC4194634.

Course Completion & CE Information

Category II Maryland BSWE Requirement and the DC COVID 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 2 Category II Continuing Education Units. 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 $50 and includes CE credit. You have access to the course for 30 days after purchase

* Refunds or transfers will not be granted after purchase.

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