Ethics Workshops and Webinars

Self-Study Course: Understanding the NASW Code of Ethics

Earn 3 Ethics CEs while exploring the evolution of social work ethics through the lens of the NASW Code of Ethics. Participants will examine the content, composition, and application of ethical standards via engaging activities and case scenarios that capture diverse social work settings. Take the webinar in one sitting, or over multiple sessions at your convenience. 

Instructors: Dr. Frederic G. Reamer; Andrea Murray, LCSW; Terricka Hardy, LCSW, ACSW, BCD; and Stephanie Asare-Nti, MSW, LCSW-C.

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2021 Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics

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Faculty-Student Virtual Ethics Round Table: "Exploring Ethics and Technology in Academia"

View this on-demand 90-minute moderated panel discussion on the technology-related revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics and their implications for academia. Examine the use of technology in social work and related issues and questions from social work students, faculty and staff. 1.5 CE credits available.

Official NASW Training on the 2017 Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics

NASW Code of Ethics

The revised NASW Code of Ethics went into effect on January 1, 2018. The 2017 revisions to the Code focus largely on the use of technology and the implications of technology for ethical practice. Nineteen sections of the Code were affected. Make sure you know how these significant changes impact the profession and your practice:

Ethics Roundtable

2017 Ethics Roundtable: "Social Work Ethics in Today’s Political Climate"

This discussion addresses the topic of contemporary issues in politics and social work ethics. The round table convenes national experts to weigh in on today’s political climate and the ethical implications of social work practice and administration.

Take the 2017 Ethics Roundtable training and earn CE Credits

Additional Ethics Training

The Office of Ethics and Professional Review (OEPR) develops and provides ethics training to Chapters upon request and availability. If your Chapter is interested in having our office conduct CE approved ethics trainings, please contact 202-408-8600, ext. 231. There is no charge for the training.

The following is a collection of NASW’s ethics topics from previously-presented national teleconferences by Ethics Department staff, as well as other NASW ethics experts, developed for Specialty Practice Sections and the Lunchtime Series.

  • Common Ethical Mistakes Made in Private Practice
  • Professional Ethics and Social Networking
  • Difficult Ethics Cases in Social Work: The Art of Decision-making
  • Ethics and Mediation
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Delivering Services to Minors: Ethical and Risk Management Issues
  • Understanding Malpractice Risk: What Social Workers Can Do
  • Understanding the NASW Code of Ethics
  • Advanced Course in Ethics and Malpractice Risk for Social Workers

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