Social Morality for Social Workers: Working together ethically and effectively – 4 CE's

Event Details

Clifton F. Guthrie, Ph.D.
This training has been approved for 4 contact hours in Ethics by NASW ME. This training is accepted for MHRT/C continuing education and meets 4 contact hours towards Domain 3: Ethics & Professional Conduct.
Social workers are wisely taught to see persons in crisis as members of larger social structures, relational webs, and institutional contexts. Morality, however, is still too often thought of as a set of values that individuals hold in their heads, and ethics a matter of individual compliance or decision-making in times of uncertainty. In this workshop, we will draw on recent social psychology to rethink morality as something we do together, and consider professional ethics as an evolving set of agreements we make with our peers to be more effective. Looking at specific cases and reconsidering professional ethics standards (particularly from the NASW Code of Ethics), we will see if we can apply our social wisdom to our ethical challenges.
Learning Objectives:
Participants in this workshop will:
·     Gain insights into recent social psychological research about morality and ethics
·     Consider the values and standards of professions (especially the NASW Code) in the
light of these ideas
·     Practice applying them to ethics cases and challenges drawn from relevant literature
and from participant's experience
Participants are asked complete a Google-form questionnaire, which asks them to recount their experience(s) of ethical challenges in their actual work: