Ethics and the Impaired Professional: What's a Social Worker to Do?

Dates: February 16, 2018

Meets: F from 8:45 AM to 2:30 PM

Location: GRAND RAPIDS - BIK 230

COURSE: $99.00

There are 2 openings remaining at this time.

Online registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.

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This training explores the topic of helping professionals who are dealing with their own substance abuse, mental health, and relationship issues that could lead to impaired practice. Studies show that social workers report higher incidents of depression and substance abuse than the general public, but are less likely to seek help for fear of negative consequences. Additionally, colleagues are often reluctant to “interfere” or point out impairment. What guidance can the NASW Code of Ethics and research provide? Dialogue and exercises will cover identification, interventions, and recommendations for action.

1. Describe the environmental and personal factors that can influence impaired practice
2. List many of the signs and symptoms of impaired practice
3. Discuss the ethical responsibilities of impaired social workers and/or their colleagues
4. Recognize the impact of stigma on the help-seeking behavior of impaired professionals
5. Identify possible interventions to address professional impairment.

This program meets the ethics requirement for license renewal. This course and content is being repeated and was originally offered in February 2018.


Fee: $99.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)COURSE$ 99.00
Course Fee (Alternate)GVSU Social Work Faculty$ 50.00


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