Ethical Considerations in School Settings




Ethical Considerations in School Settings

School Social Work Series: Best Practices, Ethics, Minimizing Liability, and Self-Care

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

6:00pm to 7:30pm ET


Presenter: Diane Bigler, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW

NASW-NYS Members: $15

NASW Other Chapter Member: $20

Non-Members: $20

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 1.5 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
School social workers are in a position that requires them to critically analyze the best
approaches to ethical dilemmas, with a responsibility to students, families, and school
processes. This training will utilize key NASW and SSWAA Ethical Principles to present
general ethical considerations in school settings, with a focus on confidentiality. The
presenter will discuss best practices for using ethical frameworks to resolve ethical dilemmas
and how to apply these frameworks to school-based case studies. Recommendations for
minimizing liability and maximizing ethical practice will be emphasized.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify common ethical dilemmas faced by social workers in school settings.
  • Explain a framework for approaching ethical dilemmas to minimize liability and increase ethical practice
  • Describe appropriate ethical responses and increase skill and confidence in responding to common school-based ethical dilemmas.

This workshop is approved for 1.5 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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Diane Bigler, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW. Diane Bigler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas with over 25 years of
experience in the mental health field. She has held positions as an outpatient and in-home
therapist, clinical supervisor, Professor, Field Liaison and Field Instructor, Program Director, and national trainer. Diane is passionate about providing quality professional development to clinicians and employees and has been a national trainer for 10 years. Diane loves to spoil her
four Dachshunds and jam out to 80’s music.



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February 22nd, 2023 from  6:00 PM to  7:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $15.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $20.00
Non-Member $20.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00