Social workers and other behavioral health professionals are expected to protect the well-being of their clients and adhere to the values, ethical principles, and standards of the profession. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of issues that social workers may face in the areas of competence, social diversity, informed consent, conflicts of interest, privacy and confidentiality, as well as other concerns. Ethical responsibilities to clients, society, and the profession are discussed along with the evolution of ethical standards in the profession. Finally, several clinical vignettes are presented that offer practical examples of dilemmas that social workers may face, as well as possible strategies to manage such conflicts.
This CE course examines: the behaviors that are considered nonsuicidal self-injury; the populations that self-injury is most commonly seen in and the reasons for such behaviors; the link between self-injury and suicide; and how to measure, assess, and treat nonsuicidal self-injury behaviors.
This CE course provides clinicians, and other professionals working with the homeless, knowledge on the following topics: the current trends in family homelessness; the conventional responses to shelter shortages; an alternative model to a shortage of resources for homeless families; program strategies to overcome housing attainment barriers; and practices of family-friendly services.
This CE course provides a review of current evidence on the effectiveness of available medications for the treatment of an opioid use disorder and guidance for clinical practice. Topics covered: assessing the need for treatment; initiating medication-assisted treatment; monitoring patient progress and adjusting the treatment plan; and deciding whether and when to end medication-assisted treatment.
This CE course explores several aspects of clinical leadership in the practice setting, such as balancing clinical and administrative responsibilities, building internal and external relationships, delivering quality care, and directors’ need for training in practice management and leadership skills.
This CE course provides child welfare professionals with knowledge on: engaging families in case planning; caseworker strategies that support family engagement in case planning; agency strategies that support family engagement in case planning; findings in the Child and Family Services Reviews; and state and local examples.