NASWVA 2019 Ethics Symposium

Oct 25, 2019 08:00am -
Oct 25, 2019 04:30pm

Event Description

NASWVA 2019 Ethics Symposium


8:00-8:30 am          Registration
8:30-11:45 am        Morning session: Addressing ethical dilemmas and discrimination: HIV/AIDS as a case    
11:45 am-1:00 pm   Lunch on your own
1:00-4:15 pm          Afternoon Session: E-Tech Ethics 2020: Opportunities and Challenges for Social Workers


Morning Session: Addressing ethical dilemmas and discrimination: HIV/AIDS as a case study
Speaker: Traci Reno, MSW, LCSW, CSAC

Working across diverse fields of practice, social workers often must address clinical concerns including end of life issues, medication adherence, and equal access to prevention and treatment options, as well as the very real and growing issues of homelessness, substance use and abuse, individual and societal discrimination. Practitioners are met with difficult decisions, which can raise questions or interventions that can create ethical dilemmas at the individual, organizational, or systemic level.

Using HIV/AIDS as a case study, this workshop will help participants identify and understand on their own the connection to ethical dilemmas at the micro and macro levels of practice. Participants will have the opportunity to explore our individual and institutional attitudes and bias, and how to use the five guiding principles to be more mindful in ethical decision making. Come prepared to work in small and large groups and to share resources.

Learning objectives:

  1. Dialog about approaches to ethical practice, and the complexities of stigma and discrimination at the individual and systems levels.
  2. Identify and discuss common ethical dilemmas in social work practice, including HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
  3. Review the five principles used to guide ethical decisions.
  4. Apply a brief model to address ethical issues in practice.

Afternoon Session: E-Tech Ethics 2020: Opportunities and Challenges for Social Workers
Speaker: Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP


Technology continues to captivate the industry and change the face of care delivery, across health or behavioral health care. While the principles of ethical practice have remained constant, a new rash of influences and trends impact how the professional workforce interprets them.

An endless round of HIPAA rules have professionals fixated on ePHI privacy and confidentiality. Quality, client safety, and fraud are front and center, with new risks related to medical identity theft. Duty to Warn, conflicts of interest, and dual relationships prompt confusion amid social media popularity. Telehealth mandates licensure and reimbursement reform to allow for interstate practice. What’s a social worker to do when regulations don’t sync with practice reality?

Connecting real-world case scenarios to established professional resources, as the new Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice and the NASW Code of Ethics, this presenter will provide unique strategies to master the current challenges. Engage in an entertaining, empowering and educational experience.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify 4 ethical challenges for social workers influenced by technology
  2. Discuss professional strategies to manage social media and electronic communication
  3. Apply the new Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice
  4. Identify the 5 steps of E-ACTs©: A Tool for Difficult Decision-Making


Attendees will earn 6.0 Category 1 Contact Hours, including 6.0 Ethics Hours



Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

6-Hour Training

NASW Members $100.00
Non-Members $143.00



Brandywine Living
5550 Cardinal Place
Alexandria, VA 22304


Check-In begins at 8:00 am. Please arrive no later than 8:15 am to sign in. The training begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:15 pm.



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.  

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Aug 20, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Aug 21, 2019 and ends on Oct 22, 2019.
Late registration starts on Oct 23, 2019.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 6-Hour Course
Member Fee: $100.00$100.00$100.00
Non-Member Fee: $143.00$143.00$143.00