Making the Tough Call: A Framework for Thinking Ethically



Making the Tough Call: A Framework for Thinking Ethically

Friday, April 5th, 2024

9:00am to 12:00pm ET


Presenter: Ed Gerarty, LCSW

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $60

Non-Members: $75

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 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 in various settings are often called on to engage in difficult ethical decision making. This workshop will define and describe ethics, and discuss the stages of moral development. In addition, the workshop will discuss situations that are difficult to identify ethical standards, and historical approaches to ethical decision making. Utilizing this foundation of information, the workshop will provide steps for the development of a personal ethical approach.


Learning Objectives

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

1. Define ethics and describe what ethics is and is not.

2. Explain the stages of ethical (moral) development.

3. Discuss why it is difficult to identify and apply ethical standards.

4. Describe steps to develop a personal approach to ethical decision making.


This workshop is approved for 3.0 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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Ed Gerarty, LCSW. Ed Geraty LCSW-C (MD , LICSW (WV), LCSW (VA) , LICSW (DC) has been in private and organizational social work practice for thirty years. He is the former Director of Professional Development for the NASW-MD chapter and currently a Board member of the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work. He has presented workshops on ethics to local and national organizations.


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April 5th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $30.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00