Understanding & Exploring the Ethics of Professional Boundaries

Oct 24, 2023 09:00am -
Oct 24, 2023 12:15pm

Event Description

Understanding & Exploring the Ethics of Professional Boundaries

This workshop will explore the importance of understanding and exploring the ethics of professional boundaries.  We will examine why ethics and boundaries are important when doing direct and indirect client work. An emphasis will be placed on exploring dual relationships (professional and personal relationships) and various boundary issues to enhance and improve ethical responsibilities and reduce ethical violations.  There will be a review of the NASW code of Ethics, Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners and Comar regulations to highlight the importance of maintaining appropriate boundaries.  A sample of issues discussed will be maintaining and upholding professional relationships, money exchanges, gift giving and receiving and so much more. This is an interactive workshop were cases vignettes will be presented and discussed to further maximize participants understanding of the concepts presented. The presenter is a bicultural, clinical, and forensic social worker specializing in criminal defense mitigation, dual-diagnosis, crisis intervention, ethics, trauma and working with diverse ethnic groups.


Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:

1. Increase their knowledge of various direct and indirect service situations and the importance of balancing ethical responsibilities to promote professional boundaries.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of issues related to dual relationships and boundary violations/crossing. 

3. Effectively understand and explore the overall importance of boundaries and how to effectively set them when working with clients.

4. Explore the potential harm to participants/clients when boundaries are not upheld. Highlighting how to recognize and promptly address boundary issues.


Upon completion of this course attendees will earn 3 Category I Contact Hours, including 3 Ethics Hours.



  • Arrival time is 8:50am; Training is 9:00am - 12:15pm EST. 
  • This is a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.



Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C


Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $50
Non-Member       $72



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


Registration deadline: October 22, 2023



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 30, 2023.
Regular registration starts on Aug 31, 2023 and ends on Oct 22, 2023.
Late registration starts on Oct 23, 2023.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)