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Webinar

F20-503 Dual Relationship: Balancing Ethical Responsibilities


Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

Category:
500 Ethics |  800 Online
Instructor(s):
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

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Price


Description

This workshop will explore the importance of understanding and balancing ethical responsibilities. An emphasis will be placed on exploring dual relationships and boundary issues to enhance and improve ethical responsibilities and reduce ethical violations. This workshop will discuss common practice areas that raise ethical dilemmas and explore the Code of Ethics and propose various ethical decision-making models that can be utilized to resolve these ethical conflicts. Issues explored will be: Code of Ethics, understanding direct service situations, exploring professional relationships and limitations, ethical framework models, and best practice techniques. This is an interactive workshop where case vignettes will be presented to further maximize their understanding of the concepts presented.

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Instructor(s)

Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C Related seminars and products: 2


Ms. Cruz is a bilingual (Spanish/English) clinical and forensic social worker who has worked with children, adolescents and families for over eighteen years. Ms. Cruz was employed for ten years, as a forensic social worker at the Office of the Public Defender in Montgomery County. In addition from 2000-2014 she worked as an emergency room and psychiatric social worker. She has extensive experience in inpatient psych and partial hospitalization psych programs. Ms. Cruz specializes in criminal defense mitigation, dual diagnosis, crisis intervention, addiction, trauma and working with diverse ethnic groups. 

Ms. Cruz is a graduate of the Catholic University of America with a B.A. in psychology and received her Masters of Social Work, specializing in mental health and addiction from the University Of Maryland School Of School Work. In 2014 she completed an advanced two year post graduate Forensic Social Work Certification through the University of Maryland Continuing Education Department. In 2008 she co-created the Forensic Social Work Committee for NASW and in 2010 became the sole chair, a position she maintained until 2016 when she resigned due to other professional obligations but she continues to advocate for legislative changes. Under her leadership the committee successful hosted two national forensic social work conferences and successfully advocated for various legislative bills and reform. She maintains various professional memberships and affiliations. 

Ms. Cruz is an Adjunct Professor:

  • In 2016, Ms. Cruz joined the University of Maryland (Shady Grove) School of Social Work teaching Advanced Trauma.
  • In 2015, Ms. Cruz joined the Catholic University of America School of Social Work teaching Advanced Ethics.


Agenda & Learning Objectives

 
AGENDA:
01:15 Registration
01:15 - 02:30
  • Introductions & Learning Objectives
  • PowerPoint Presentation - Overview of Dual Relationships
  • Boundaries & Responsibilities
  • Multi-Media Presentation & Group Discussion

 

 

02:30 - 02:45                                        

Break
02:45 - 04:30
  • PowerPoint Presentation - Ethical Decision-Making Models
  • Group Activity: Case Vignettes
04:30 Questions & Adjournment


 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Illustrate their knowledge of various direct service situations and the importance of balancing ethical responsibilities to reduce ethical violations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of issues related to dual relationships and boundary issues.
  • Appraise and apply an ethical decision-making model to concepts of dual relationships and boundary issues.
  • Summarize the key elements of balancing ethical responsibilities in relationship to the concepts of dual relationships and boundary issues.  

Bibliography & References

REFERENCES

 

Social Work Today (articles on Dual Relationships)
https://socialworktoday.com

Dual Relationships, Multiple Relationships, Boundaries, Boundary Crossing 
https://www.zurinstitute.com

National Association of Social Workers: Code

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Code

Book: Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice, Dolgoff et al. 

Book: Theories for Direct Social Work Practice, Joseph Walsh

 

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms

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Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after October 16, 2020 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.

 

*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Webinar Common Questions

 

LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR POLICIES & FAQs

 

1. Are the webinars live?

Yes. The webinars are live and interactive – they are not pre-recorded. You should treat the webinars as if you are attending an in-person course in a classroom setting, which means Live Interactive Webinars require proper classroom etiquette. The instructor will always require your participation and attention.

 

2. Who are you authorized by?

While most licensing boards (Social Work, Professional Counselors and Psychologists) accept CE credits provided by Accredited Schools/Colleges of Social Work, licensees are responsible for determining where specific courses meet their jurisdiction’s requirements.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

 

The Office of Continuing Professional Education is approved by the following organizations:

  • The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program, Provider number 1611, which is accepted by most States and Provinces. https://www.aswb.org/ace/ace-jurisdiction-map/
  • The Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners (BSWE).
  • Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
  • DC Department of Health: Professional Counseling and Social Work.
  • Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists (and many others)

**Not every course is approved by each organization. It is the responsibility of the participant to check the approval statement on the website to determine which CE approvals are being offered for each course.

 

3. Which CE category do webinars satisfy?

Live Interactive Webinars are Category I CEs in Maryland. Live Interactive Webinars are equivalent to face-to-face workshops and meet Maryland BSWEs standards.

 

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5. How do I receive my CEs at the end of the webinar?

CE certificates will be made available to all participants who attend the webinar in full, and completes the evaluation found in their registration profile.

 

Failure to perform each step may result in a participant’s inability to receive CE credit.

 

6. What if I’m running late to join the webinar or must leave the webinar early?

According to ACE standards, full attendance is required to receive CE certificate. Therefore, if you arrive to the webinar late or leave the webinar early, you will not receive a CE certificate, partial credit is not offered for any of The Office of Continuing Professional Education workshops or webinars.

 

7. What if I am having technical difficulties during the webinar?

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8. What specific equipment do I need to attend the webinar?

The specific equipment that is essential to participating in a webinar is the following: working computer, tablet, or smart phone and speakers on your computer. Headphones would provide you with the best quality audio experience to listen to the instructor’s lectures. To ensure that your device does not lose battery midway through the webinar, please have your device plugged in and charging at all times. If this situation does happen where your device dies, you may rejoin the webinar and make sure to notify the Webinar Assistant of the situation. However this will affect the number of CEs received.

 

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11. What do I do if I have a complaint/grievance?

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Refunds or Credit Letters will not be issued for fully attended workshops. Please see our Grievance Policy on the homepage of our website.

 

12. Do we offer ADA Accommodations?

We do! If you are requesting ADA accommodations, please contact us via email at least two weeks prior to the course date. Requests after that date may not be fulfilled.

 

Instructors reserve the right to dismiss participants who are not adhering to the Code of Conduct.

 

For questions, concerns, or to request special accommodations, please call: 410-706-1839.

 

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