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

October 25th–27th, 2023


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

Or Attend Virtually

Summer Ethics & Boundaries Workshop

Join us via Zoom for Ethics & Boundaries with Debra Minsky Kelly, MSW, LCSW
July 20, 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   REGISTER

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

2023 Winter Webinar Series


Webinars are held from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, CST *

January 13, 2023
Utilizing a Critical Race Theory Lens to Reduce Barriers to Social and Emotional Learning
Presented by Dr. Blanca Sanchez McGee

January 19, 2023
Knowledge is Power: Confronting Mild Cognitive Impairment and Why it Matters
Presented by Jennifer McAlister, BA, Jennifer Nowak, MSW C-ASWCM

 January 20, 2023
Ageism: Nobody has Said to Me, “You are an Old Person, Can you Share your Wisdom?"
Presented by Dr. Karen Shilvock-Cinefro, DSW, LSW, NHA

 January 24, 2023
Best Practices for Working with Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender Diverse Individuals
Presented by Megan Gour (They/ Them), MSW, APSW

 January 25, 2023
Medically Induced Trauma: What Social Workers Need to Know
Presented by Barbara Perkins, MSW, LCSW

January 26, 2023
The Future of Reproductive Rights in Wisconsin
Presented by Tanya Atkinson, MSSW, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood WI

January 27, 2023
The "Invisible Gorilla" in Social Work Ethics: Recognizing and Addressing Ethical Challenges
Presented by Frederic G. Reamer, PHD

 February 1, 2023
Who am I Now? the Ever-changing Role of the Caregiver
Presented by Jennifer L. Rowe, LCSW

 February 3, 2023
Building Resiliency with Intimate Partner Abuse Survivors
Presented by Jennifer Parker, MSSW, LCSW, ACSW

February 10, 2023
Veterinary Social Work: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond & Bolstering Staff Wellness
Presented by Taylor St. Onge, MSW, APSW

February 15, 2023
Emerging From the Pandemic: A Public Health Crisis into a Public Mental Health Crisis: Telehealth and its Implications on Social Workers and Best Practice
Presented by Roberta Bronecki, MSW, LCSW, Kristen Golat, MSW, LCSW, Barbara Perkins, MSW, LCSW

February 16, 2023
Understanding Infant Mental Health as a Place where Trauma Starts and where we can Heal
Presented by Elizabeth Lanter, LCSW

February 17, 2023
Introduction to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociation Identity Disorder
Presented by Gregory L. Nooney, MSW, LISW

February 22, 2023  (*12-1:30 pm, additional cost, 1.5 CEHs)
Burnout and Self-care in Social Work: A Guidebook in Mental Health and Related Professions
Presented by SaraKay Smullens, MSW, LCSW, DCSW, CGP, CFLE, BCD

February 28, 2023
Current Changes and Challenges with Advance Directives, Guardianship and Abuse Across the Nation
Presented by Kathy Intravaia, MS, BSW/CSW, CNC, MGV

Webinars, 1 CEH

$25 - Members
$20 - Members - Student/Retired
$35 - Non Members

2023 Ethics and Boundaries Webinars

January 12, 2023 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, CST
Ethics and Boundaries in Trauma Work: Unique Challenges and Opportunities
Presented by Debra Minsky-Kelly, MSW, LCSW
4 Ethics CEH’s

February 7, 2023 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, CST (This Webinar is now Full)
Advanced Ethics and Boundaries with a Clinical Lens
Presented by Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW ACSW
4 Ethics CEH’s

February 20, 2023 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, CST
Ethics and Boundaries: When Culture Affects Decision Making     (This Webinar is now Full)
Presented by : Sheng Lee Yang, MSW, LCSW
4 Ethics CEH’s

February 24, 2023 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ethics & Boundaries: Things That Make You Go Hmm…Boundaries, Barriers, and Shame Oh My! (This Webinar is now Full)
Presented by Dana Johnson, MSW
4 Ethics CEH’s

February 28, 2023 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, CST
Ethics and Boundaries in Trauma Work: Unique Challenges and Opportunities (This webinar is now full)
Presented by Debra Minsky-Kelly, MSW, LCSW
4 Ethics CEH’s

$85 - Members
$65 - Members - Student/Retired
$115 - Non Members