2023 CE Offerings

NASW-WI offers a variety of high quality, low cost workshops to help you earn needed Continuing Education hours. 

2023 NASW-Wisconsin Chapter 49th Annual Conference

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October 25th–27th, 2023

at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
6401 S 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53221 

or attend Virtually






Summer Ethics & Boundaries Workshop - This workshop has reached capacity and is now closed

Minsky Kelly, MSW, LCSW, Debra

 Join us via Zoom for Ethics & Boundaries with Debra Minsky Kelly, MSW, LCSW

July 20, 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   

4 Ethics & Boundaries continuing education hours

Social Work Ethics and Boundaries: A Critical Examination

 Workshop summary: The social work profession has undergone transformational changes since its inception in the late 1800s. The original commitment of the profession was to serve the poor and other marginalized groups and to bring the public’s attention to large-scale macro-level social problems. With increasing numbers of social workers entering the private sector and focusing on individually-based micro struggles, the Code of Ethics has evolved to accommodate and address the intricacies of individually-focused models of care. This workshop will examine these changes and ask critical questions about our identity as a profession. In what ways do our current professional values and ethical mandates create conflicts with our profession’s historical commitments to be agents of social change? The current epidemic of loneliness, combined with our historical and political context, will serve as a backdrop for the urgent need for a strong and values-driven reexamination of our identity as a profession.

Learning objectives:

After attending this workshop, attendees will:

  • Understand the history of the NASW Code of Ethics and how this has evolved over time.
  • Critically examine the professional shift from a macro to micro emphasis and how this has been reflected in our ethical code.
  • Critique this shift in practice focus as the evidence mounts that a toxic culture (as opposed to individual pathology) is primarily driving the current mental health crisis in which we live.
  • Recognize the impact of social isolation and loneliness as a primary social ill that calls for our attention as a helping profession.
  • Discuss the role of technology and other media influences on our collective well-being.
  • Consider the ways in which some social work ethical standards further reinforce individualism as a dominant Western value.
  • Examine the contradictions within SW values, ethical principles, and ethical standards.
  • Discuss the ethical mandate and effective strategies for reconnecting those we serve to community-based, culturally-relevant, natural support systems. 

Member - $85
Member who is a Student or Retired - $60
Non-Member - $115