Cutting-edge Ethical Issues in Social Work: Protecting Clients (and Ourselves)

May 01, 2020 08:30am -
May 01, 2020 04:00pm

Event Description

Cutting-edge Ethical Issues in Social Work: Protecting Clients (and Ourselves)

Ethical issues in social work change with the times. Standard ethics topics include boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, clients’ rights, termination of services, and impaired professionals.  In recent years, social workers have faced newer, unprecedented ethical issues involving their increased use of digital and other technology to deliver services, communicate with clients, and manage sensitive client information.  

In this engaging conference, Dr. Frederic Reamer will move beyond introductory ethics concepts and explore difficult cases with practical strategies designed to protect clients, social workers, and agency administrators. Dr. Reamer will share challenging ethics cases involving conflicting professional duties and discuss practical steps that professionals can take to manage ethical issues skillfully.  

Dr. Reamer will discuss relevant ethical standards involving supervision and consultation as well as those relating to Virginia and federal statutes, regulations, and case law.  He will also focus on complex documentation issues while addressing ways to prevent ethics-related licensing board complaints and lawsuits.   


Attendees will earn 6.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 6.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.




  • Arrival time is 8:00-8:15; Seminar is 8:30-4:00 
  • Light breakfast foods and box lunch will be provided
  • Due to temperature variations in the training room, we suggest taking a sweater or shawl to ensure your personal comfort.



Frederick G. Reamer

Registration Fees - includes light breakfast foods, box lunch, and CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $120
Non-Member       $163



Westerre Conference Center
3831 Westerre Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233



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 4:00 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 Jan 01, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Jan 02, 2020 and ends on Apr 27, 2020.
Late registration starts on Apr 28, 2020.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 6 CE Hours
Member Fee: $120.00$120.00$120.00
Non-Member Fee: $163.00$163.00$163.00