Professional Social Work Ethical Boundaries and Risk Management Strategies

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Professional Social Work Ethical Boundaries and Risk Management Strategies

Friday, December 9, 2022

9:00 am to 11:30 am EST


Presenter: Professor Daria Hansen, PhD, LCSW-R & Professor Virginia David, LMSW

NASW-NYS Members: $25

NASW Other Chapter Member: $50

Non-Members: $62.5

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 2.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

This workshop  will focus on boundary issues, dual relationships in social work practice. Specific focus will be placed on the patterns of boundary issues, the progression of boundary violations, the consequences for clients when boundary violations occur, and risk management strategies to prevent boundary violations, particularly for those who live and work in rural communities. Specific standards from the NASW Code of Ethics will be identified and discussed. Through small group discussion and activities, participants will have the opportunity to unravel the nuances associated with boundary violations. Multiple examples of dilemmas regarding boundary issues, and the complexity of electronic communication. Video vignettes will be provided for discussion in breakout rooms.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • •    Define the concept of boundary issues and major themes.
    •    Describe the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations.
    •    Identify the consequences of boundary violations for clients.
    •    Identify relevant standards from the Code of Ethics.
    •    Explain risk management strategies.

This workshop is approved for 2.5 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Professor Daria Hansen, PhD, LCSW-R, is is the Director of the BSW Program at Marist College and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. As an educator at the undergraduate level, she has taught across the social work curriculum and teaches an ethics course to senior BSW majors. In terms of social work practice, she and has worked with children, adolescents, families, and adults in community mental health settings, corrections, hospice, family preservation, and maintains a small private practice. She completed her MSW at Florida State University and her PhD in Social Work at Hunter College, Graduate Center.  



Professor Virginia David, LMSW, faculty emerita in social work, Nazareth College of Rochester; over 40 years college/university teaching experience teaching across the social work curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; administrative experience as department chair; co-director of the collaborative MSW program, and BSW program director: previous co-chair of NASW-NYS ethics chapter ethics committee and current ethics committee member; developed graduate level social work ethics course on professional ethics, now required courses for all MSW students at Nazareth; received MSW from Syracuse University.  



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December 9th, 2022 9:00 AM through 11:30 AM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $25.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $50.00
Non-Member $62.50
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00