Ethics & Boundaries: Stepping Forward When Colleagues Cross the Line

Oct 28, 2022 08:30am -
Oct 28, 2022 12:30pm

Event Description

Ethics & Boundaries: Stepping Forward When Colleagues Cross the Line

Ethics & Boundaries has never been this fun to learn! You will learn and enhance professional skills in conflict resolution and understanding conflict theories. Exploring difficult crucial conversations; you will build skills in the 5 Essentials to Navigating Difficult Conversations with peers and gain the ability to hold colleagues accountable when needed. Communication styles and mitigation of risk is examined through personal and professional review of workplace culture. This workshop focuses on appropriate ethics and boundaries in client-social worker, therapist, counselor, and peer-to-peer relationships. Use of workbook activities, case scenarios and personal reflection will foster understanding of ethical, reflective practice with clients, agency, and colleague ethical challenges in the workplace, and building skills in communication, and cooperative confrontation. We will examine how appreciation in the workplace can relieve ethical dilemmas and improve decision making. You will not learn this content anywhere else!

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the importance of client/patient rights; above and beyond the rights of social work practitioners and the agencies they represent.
2. Examining personal values and personality characteristics that encourage or hinder one’s ability to step forward and report unethical behavior.
3. Evaluate personal responsibility and choices made in one’s practice and how these choices have/have not prevented further ethical violations or improved ethical practice in the workplace.
4. Understand and apply the Code of Ethics and the Code of Conduct (MPSW 20), and our ethical principles and boundaries when making critical decisions in exposing ethical challenges in practice.
5. Demonstrate understanding of the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct (MPSW 20), ethical principles, and boundaries applied to specific ethical dilemmas when confronting ethical challenges by co-workers, utilizing the Nine Step Ethical-Decision Making Model.


Upon completion of this course attendees will earn 4 Category I Contact Hours, including 4 Ethics Hours.



  • Arrival time is 8:20am; Training is 8:30am - 12:30pm EST
  • This is a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.



Dana Johnson, MSW, CAPSW

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $60
Non-Member       $99



This will be a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.


Registration deadline: October 26, 2022



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 Jun 30, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Jul 01, 2022 and ends on Oct 26, 2022.
Late registration starts on Oct 27, 2022.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 4 CE Hours
Member Fee: $60.00$60.00$60.00
Non-Member Fee: $99.00$99.00$99.00