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Professional Ethics and Boundaries in Work with Older Adults

Online
On Demand Education
2.75 CE Hours
Ethics
Free

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When and Where

Location

  • On Demand
    Sessions will be available On-Demand
Description

Managing ethics, boundaries, and confidentiality is critical for human service professionals. This workshop will address the unique needs and ethical challenges in working with older adults in healthcare and home settings and in their interactions with their family members. Participants will increase awareness of the complicated nature of professional ethics and boundaries in their work with older adults and learn ethical decision-making techniques. Participants will also learn the importance of assessing various aspects of their programs and related policies and procedures to protect clients and staff and reduce professional risk. Ethical decision-making processes will be addressed in various contexts using case examples and best practice models to identify and address complicated scenarios within human service organizations. The NASW Code of Ethics will be utilized throughout this workshop as a guide in the ethical decision-making process.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to increase awareness of professional ethics and boundaries when working with older adults and learn techniques for ethical decision-making.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three unique ethical challenges in working with older adults and their families.

  • Identify two benefits and two risks of technology use in practice.

  • Identify 1-2 differences between moral and ethical reasoning

  • Describe two risks that may affect professional liability

  • Explain three policies, procedures, and/or protocols necessary to address the ethical and boundary concerns in practice

CE Details
Introductory
Ethics

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC 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 mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2.75 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC 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 marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE Policy
Agenda
  • Waiting Room Opens
  • Workshop Begins
  • -
    5 Minute Break
  • -
    5 Minute Break
  • Workshop Ends
Note: Time designated for waiting room, breaks cannot be counted toward CE credit.
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Jeanne Wagner, MSW LCSW

Jeanne Wagner joined the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare staff in May 2005 as the Director of Social Work Field Education Programs. She received her MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work, Chicago, IL, and her BSW from Morehead State University, Morehead, KY. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Professor with extensive clinical, management, administrative, and educational experience. She has worked in a variety of social service settings before her appointment with UWM, which include child welfare, adoption (domestic and international), mental health, intellectual disabilities, geriatrics, and private practice. She teaches social work courses and develops and presents continuing education programs covering social work ethics and boundaries, leadership and supervision, case management, documentation, confidentiality, adoption competency, safety in the field, etc. She is a Trainer for the Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) curriculum through the Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE) and UWM’s Co-Director for TAC. She has served as Ombuds for UWM since 2007 and has ten years of experience in Quality Assurance. She serves on the Board for NASW-WI.

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