Preparing Your Practice for Personal Emergencies

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Preparing Your Practice for Personal Emergencies

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

12:00pm to 2:00pm ET


Presenter: Dan Pepitone, JD

NASW-NYS Members: $20

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $40

Non-Members: $50

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 2.0 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
Social workers must create a plan for their practice and clients in case of the social worker’s death or incapacity. Advanced planning protects clients and makes things easier for loved ones and colleagues who may be asked to help on short notice. This course is designed to teach New York social workers their responsibilities for handling clients, and client records, in case the social worker becomes unavailable due to death or incapacity. The presenter will provide information about “professional wills” and best practices for preparing a practice for personal emergencies.


Learning Objectives

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

1.  Describe why social workers need to plan for emergencies
2.  Identify the value of a professional will
3.  Identify the essential components of a professional will  
4.  Describe who is an appropriate “professional executor”
5.  Identify best practices for preparing a practice for the death or incapacity of key people

This workshop is approved for 2.0 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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Dan Pepitone JD. Dan Pepitone is an attorney who helps small businesses, primarily mental health practices and creatives. Dan helps with business entity formation, practice documents, advice and counsel on scope of practice, client issues, telehealth, employees and independent contractors, and more. Prior to starting his private practice in 2021, Dan spent 14 years working at a nonprofit law firm, Manhattan Legal Services.


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February 20th, 2024 from 12:00 PM to  2:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $20.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $40.00
Non-Member $50.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00