Ethics in Social Work CEU

Ethics Continuing Education course for Social Workers. This course is NASW, National Association of Social Workers approved.


Course Objectives

1. Describe the responsibilities social workers have to their clients.

2. Describe the parameters of informed consent.

3. Identify and describe mandatory reporting laws.

4. Identify the ethical and legal principals of confidentiality.

5. Describe confidentiality laws and the impact of those laws on the therapeutic relationship.

6. Describe how HIPAA provides standards for protecting the records and privacy of individuals. 


Scope of Practice

Social workers practice only within the boundaries of their competence, based on their education, training, supervised experience, state and national professional credentials, and appropriate professional experience. Social workers gain knowledge, personal awareness, sensitivity, and skills pertinent to working with a diverse client population.

No person may engage in the practice of social work, unless he or she holds a valid license as a social worker, or unless he or she is specifically exempted from that requirement, nor may any person advertise himself or herself as performing the services of a social worker, or other name, word initial, or symbol in connection with or following his or her name to imply that he or she performs these services without a license.

Any licensed social worker who conducts a private practice under a fictitious business name shall not use any name that is false, misleading, or deceptive, and shall inform the patient, prior to the commencement of treatment, of the name and license designation of the owner or owners of the practice.

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