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Course Details

The Social Worker’s Personal Values vs Professional Social Work Ethics

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Description

This webinar is a recording of Mr. McPherson’s live presentation at the Maine Chapter, Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care’s Annual Ethics Conference held on October 17, 2014, in Waterville, Maine.  In his presentation, Mr. McPherson explores how ethical dilemmas are often found in the social worker’s day to day work with clients and families.  Through the use of storytelling and imagery, he discusses how It is sometimes easy to get lost in the dual relationships or other dilemmas that seem or appear to be concrete.  The presentation focuses on the social worker’s values and beliefs and how these can often conflict with the Social Work Code of Ethics. The question is posed, “Have we been honest with ourselves, if we deny we have changed in our beliefs and how we view social issues?”  

To receive credit for this activity, complete the pre-test, view the presentation in the Archived Webinar and complete the post-test and activity evaluation.

Unlike standard programs, this Distance Learning authorization number does not expire.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss Standard #6 of the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics. 
2. Analyze how Standard #6 can be used as a base for evaluating one’s own belief system.
3. Examine how conflict can arise when applying ethical principles.

Target Audience

This program is intended for Social Workers.

Faculty

Ralph B. McPherson, MSW, LCSW

Mr. McPherson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 1991 when he completed his Master in Social Work degree at the University of Maine.

Mr. McPherson’s background includes health and mental health, substance abuse, crisis management, debriefings, and working with aging issues. He also has experience in Long Term Care, working with residents and families as they transition to residential care.  Additionally, he also was The Aroostook Medical Center’s first clinical social worker to provide patient and family support at Aroostook Cancer Care.  He worked with patients and families through their journey of treatment and healing.

From 1992-2000, Mr. McPherson was the Director of Hospice of Aroostook, working with patients and families through the loss and grieving process.  He also provided bereavement services, facilitated a grief support group and provided training to Hospice Volunteers.  He currently works for Eastern Maine Home Care and has a private practice in Presque Isle.

Registration Information

This activity is free of charge.

Contact

For questions regarding this program, please contact  Carole MacKenzie at  617-726-7572.

For questions regarding technical difficulties, please contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at  partnerscpd@partners.org

CME Information

Start Date: March 29, 2016
End Date: March 28, 2018
Duration: One Hour

To receive credit for this activity, complete the pre-test, view the presentation in the Archived Webinar and complete the post-test and activity evaluation.

Social Workers:
The above listed Distance Learning program has been approved in accordance with the Regulations of the Board of Registration of Social Workers, 258 CMR 31.00.

NASW or NASWMA #: D 71450-2



The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:
Denise O’Connell, MSW, LCSW, CCM, CCP
Carole MacKenzie, RN, BSN, M.Ed

The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:
Ralph B. McPherson, MSW, LCSW

Hardware/Software Specifications: 
This internet-based CME activity is best experienced Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 13 or later, Chrome 16 or later, Safari (version 5 or later)

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Optimal System Configuration: 
Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 13+, Internet Explorer 9.0+, Safari 13+, or Google Chrome 16+
Operating System: Windows Vista,7,8 or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements: 
Windows PC: 
Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent with 2.33 GHz processor; Windows XP; 512 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 4+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: 
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 128MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit