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F22-503 Ethical Considerations and Strategies for Addressing the Issues of Confidentiality in Social Work Practice


Total Credits: 6 including 6 Ethic CEs

Category:
500 Ethics |  800 Online
Instructor:
Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
7 Hours 30 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

Dates


Description

This workshop focuses on strategies for identifying and addressing common, yet complex ethical issues concerning confidentiality that social workers face in their practice. To provide services, it is often necessary to share and obtain information from community partners serving individuals, and yet confidentiality practices are confusing and complicated. Content will include: An overview of the Maryland Statute and Regulations which govern confidentiality of health records, mental health records, substance abuse records, social service records, education records, the requirements for release of information, child maltreatment or imminent harm information, privileged communication, and a clinician’s personal notes. The presenter served on the National NASW committee to revise the NASW Confidentiality and Information Utilization Issue Statement and will include an overview of these national standards. In addition, risk management strategies will be identified.

 

Instructor

Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C Related seminars and products

University of Maryland School of Social Work


Gisele Ferretto, MSW, LCSW-C has over 35 years of social work experience in both clinical and macro practice areas. Her areas of expertise include: policy and leadership development, field education, child welfare practice, professional ethics, supervision, confidentiality, and curriculum development.  Ms Ferreto is considered a subject matter expert on the issue of confidentiality in social work practice. Most recently she was a contributing author for the Confidentiality and Information Utilization NASW Policy Statement recently published in Social Work Speaks 12th Edition: National Association of Social Workers Policy Statements 2021–2023. She once served on the Maryland Legislative Summer Study Committee that first established the language for the law that governs both health and behavioral health records for the state (Md. Health-General Code Ann. § 4-301 et seq.) 


Agenda & Learning Objectives

 
AGENDA:
8:50 - 9:00 Registration/Log on
09:00 - 10:30 Lecture

10:30 - 10:45

Break
10:45 - 12:00  Lecture Continued
12:00 - 1:00  Lunch
1:00 - 2:30

 Lecture Continued

2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 4:30 Lecture Continued
4:30 Questions & Adjournment

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Distinguish the basic elements, concepts and terms concerning confidentiality and the restrictions and practice implications of the release of confidential information.
  • Explore the use of statute, regulations, and social work standards, which govern the protection of the various kinds of information obtained during the social work practice.
  • Apply professional values and ethical concepts to workplace situations including the following issues: Imminent harm, informed consent, duty to warn, and record keeping.
  • Explore strategies when responding to ethical issues and dilemmas concerning confidentiality practice.

Bibliography & References

REFERENCES

Maryland Statutes reviewed: from https://advance.lexis.com/

Public Information Act (PIA) State Government, § 10-612, et seq.
Human Services Article §1-201et seq (LDSS)
Human Services Article §1-202et seq (CA/N)
Human Services Article §§1-208, et seq. (among state agencies) 
Health General §8-601 (Drug & Alcohol)
Health General, §4-301, et seq. (Medical/ Mental Health) especially §4-306
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Courts and Judicial Proceedings, §5-609 (Duty to Warn)
Family Law §5-711 (cps/medical)
Human Services Article §1-208 et seq
Health General §20-102
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. §  1232g (FERPA)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 
Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 3-827
 
COMAR 10.42.03 Code of Ethics. http://www.dsd.state.md.us/COMAR/ComarHome.html
 
National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW, 2017) Code of Ethics). https://www.socialworkers.org/about/ethics/code-of-ethics/code-of-ethics-english
 
Confidentiality in Social Work: Issues and Principles Suanna J. Wilson. The Free Press, New York, 1978
 
NASW Issue Statement on Confidentiality and Information Utilization, Social Work Speaks, 10th edition. NASW Publications 2019. 

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Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $130 and includes CE credit. Registering after 10/14/2022 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

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {6} Category I Continuing Education Units in {ethics}. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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1. Are the webinars live?

Majority of our webinars are live and interactive. If they are pre-recorded, we will provide that information before registration.

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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 whether 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 also 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. Click here to see the map*  
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