Exploring the Ethical Obligation to Maintain Professional Boundaries
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE VIA ZOOM | REGISTRATION REQUIRED | 3 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR A FEE; FREE FOR ALL CSSW ALUMNI
As of April 1, 2023, all licensed social workers are required to complete 3 CE hours on professional boundaries in each 3-year registration period. To fulfill this new requirement, please join the Office of Professional Excellence for our upcoming workshop.
Can mental health professionals work with clients that they know from outside of the job? Can you barter with clients for your services? Mental health professionals are charged with the legal and ethical responsibility to maintain professional boundaries, but the obligation isn’t always so easy to discern. This course brings real-world context to ethical concerns often experienced by professionals in practice in maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. This course will provide a framework to contemplate ethical dilemmas and make informed decisions that insulate professionals from legal liability while protecting clients from harm. This course aims to bring context to ethical concerns often experienced by behavioral/physical health professionals in practice with individual clients/patients.
Kathryn Krase, PhD, JD, MSW (bio), Principal Consultant with Krase Consulting, is an expert on professional ethics and the intersection of ethics with legal responsibilities. She has years of experience consulting with government and community-based organizations to develop policy and practice standards.