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Courses Offering Ethics Credit


B2280
Ethics and Advocacy: Speaking Truth to Power

Friday, October 12, 2012
9am-12pm
3 CEUs/Ethics credits
$65

Whether acting as a policy analyst, an administrator, a community organizer, policy or legal advocate, social workers have a responsibility to make ethical decisions that are informed by thoughtful and thorough ethical reasoning process.  Balancing a need to be sensitive to differences in culture and a responsibility to confront oppression requires a finely nuanced ability to identify ethical dilemmas.  Once identified these issues are complex to sort through. This workshop will explore the juncture where advocacy, personal integrity and strategic planning often collide.  Using case examples from a wide-range of Macro Practice we will explore the challenges of speaking truth to power, and systematically explore ethical dilemmas in order to hone our own – and those around us – ethical thinking.  Upon completion of this workshop, participants are able to: 1) delineate the challenges to maintaining an ethical practice while engaged in macro practice social work; 2) apply the concept of an “ethical work-up” to analyze ethical dilemmas in macro practice; and 3) articulate strategies for successfully engaging co-workers in considering ethical dilemmas when pursuing an advocacy agenda.
Jennifer Campbell, PhD, MSW, has a consulting practice working with non-profit agencies providing program development, program evaluation, strategic planning, training and grantswriting.  She also teaches Ethics at the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, and coordinates events for the Enhanced Educational Opportunities (EEO) in policy at the school.


B2715
Advanced Ethics: Beyond the Basics
February 15, 2013
Two Sessions (choose one)
     9am-12pm (FILLED)

     1:00-4:00pm (FILLED)
3 CEUs/Ethics credits
$65

Whether acting as a therapist, a community organizer, policy or legal advocate, social workers have a responsibility to make decisions that are informed by thoughtful and thorough ethical reasoning.  Often called the conscience of society, social workers are intimately involved with the details of clients’ lives, practicing at the highly charged intersection of ethical, moral and legal issues.  Balancing a need to be sensitive to differences in culture and having a responsibility to confront oppression requires a finely nuanced ability to identify ethical dilemmas and provide sensitive leadership to resolve conflicting points of view. Assuming a basic understanding of ethics, this seminar reviews the framework of an “ethical work-up” to understand and strategize ethical dilemmas. Using the theoretical framework of how to engage people in difficult conversations, complex case examples are employed to explore the challenge of leading patients, families and colleagues through resolving complex ethical dilemmas. Upon completion of this workshop, participants are able to: 1) articulate the challenges to maintaining an ethical practice in the social work field; 2) demonstrate the ability to complete an “ethical work-up” of a complex situation, separating out ethical issues from other practice and logistical aspects; 3) delineate strategies for engaging colleagues and administrators in identifying and exploring ethical dilemmas; and 4) articulate strategies for assessing ethical dilemmas for diverse clientele.
Jennifer Campbell, PhD, MSW, has a consulting practice working with non-profit agencies providing program development, program evaluation, strategic planning, training and grantswriting.  She also teaches Ethics at the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, and coordinates events for the Enhanced Educational Opportunities (EEO) in policy at the school.nifer W. Campbell, PhD,

 

 

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