2021 Continuing Education Offerings

WEBINAR: Advanced Ethics and Boundaries with a Clinical Lens (Webinar Full)

Presented by Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW ACSW

NASWWI Chapter 0 1494

Statement of Rationale: The management of professional ethics and boundaries can be challenging in clinical work especially as we have become more dependent on the use of technology. This workshop will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of clinical services and will discuss best practice approaches to these challenges.

This program fulfills the Department of Regulation and Licensing requirement for four (4) hours of Boundaries and Ethics

Objectives, Content: Participants will gain a better awareness of the complicated nature of professional ethics and boundaries, especially as it relates to clinical services. An ethical decision-making process will be utilized as a variety of ethical scenarios are discussed in an interactive format. Participants will also learn about the importance of assessing various aspects of their services and related policies and procedures to protect clients and staff and reduce professional risk. Participants will learn how to utilize the NASW Code of Ethics in managing ethical dilemmas in clinical practice settings.

Learning Goals:

  • Identify the range of ethical dilemmas and professional boundaries in clinical practice
  • Identify the array of ethical challenges with the use of technology and social media in clinical practice
  • Learn the complicated laws and licensing requirements for tele mental health and documentation
  • Learn models for the ethical decision-making process
  • Increase awareess of the complicated nature of professional boundaries
  • Learn about the ethics of cultural competency in an ever-changing multi-cultural society
  • Identify risks that may affect professional liability
  • Identify what policies, procedures, and protocols are recommended to address ethics in a variety of contexts
  • Learn how to use the NASW Code of Ethics, and an ethical decision-making process to problem-solve a variety of ethical dilemmas through group discussion

NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Building Resiliency with Intimate Partner Abuse Survivors

Presented by Jennifer Parker, MSSW, LCSW, ACSW

NASWWI Chapter 0 959

This workshop begins with a survey of intimate partner abuse survivors and what they found helpful in therapy. With that foundation, Jennifer explores three issues they often present: mistrusting self & unconditionally trusting partner, confusion between selfishness and self-interest, and beliefs that interfere with assertiveness. Coercive control injures any strengths they have in these areas, and if the issues predate the relationship, they represent vulnerabilities that are exploited. Along with case examples, Jennifer will present therapeutic strategies that enhance survivors’ resiliency and empower them in dealing with their issues. There will be time for discussion, which can include her handout “Intimate Partner Abuse Cases” if desired. Another handout is included that professionals may use with clients. Jennifer will provide a book link for anyone interested in purchasing a copy of her book Coercive Relationships: Find the Answers You Seek


  • Name what survivors find helpful in therapy
  • Identify three issues that coercive control exploits or creates in victims  
  • Learn about effective strategies that enhance survivor resilience and empower them to make decisions.



NOON HOUR WEBINAR: The "Invisible Gorilla" in Social Work Ethics: Recognizing and Addressing Ethical Challenges

Presented Frederic G. Reamer, PhD

NASWWI Chapter 0 1194

Social workers encounter complex ethics challenges throughout their careers. Common dilemmas concern the limits of clients' confidentiality rights; complex boundary issues and dual relationships; conflicts of interest; technology use when serving clients; documentation decisions; and termination of services, among others. Dr. Frederic Reamer will draw on pioneering research—known as The Invisible Gorilla research agenda--demonstrating the likelihood that even the most thoughtful practitioners may fail to recognize compelling challenges they encounter. Dr. Reamer will facilitate discussion of common ethical dilemmas in social work; ethical decision-making protocols; and practical strategies designed to protect clients and practitioners.



NOON HOUR WEBINAR: The Future of Reproductive Rights in Wisconsin

Presented by Tanya Atkinson, MSSW, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood WI

NASWWI Chapter 0 826

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing the right to abortion. Immediately, a criminal abortion ban from 1849 went into effect in Wisconsin, eliminating abortion access in the state. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin continues to help patients access safe and legal abortion care in states where abortion care remains legal. In addition, preventative reproductive health care services continue to be an important need -- perhaps now more than ever -- in communities across the state. Learn what you can do to connect the individuals with whom you work to the reproductive health care they need as well as how to advocate for access to this care in your community.




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