Ethics & Boundaries: Cognitive Bias, Our Internal Disguise

Sep 30, 2022 08:30am -
Sep 30, 2022 12:30pm

Event Description

Ethics & Boundaries: Cognitive Bias, Our Internal Disguise

Emotions impact the decisions we make, including the ‘good,’ the ‘bad,’ and the ‘ugly’ influencers that rest in the deep areas of our mind: heuristics. We say we are not biased individuals but the reality; our underlying thoughts and emotions are based on preconceptions and lived experience. We will take a deep dive into the cognitive biases that are subconsciously impacting your decision making, your role as a helper, and may be blinding you from making the best decisions. We will explore how these biases affect your personal relationships, judgments regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion, and the day-to-day responses in working with others. Take a journey to provide light and clarity, removing the blindfold of bias.

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain an understanding of heuristics.
2. Explore and interpret personal cognitive biases that affect decision making.
3. Examine personal biases and the role of power to improve self-awareness in a helping role.
4. Develop and enhance interventions with clients from differing identities and cultures than oneself, through a critical-self bias review lens.
5. Recognize ethical dilemmas faced by bias and implement an ethical decision-making model to process and improve future social work practice.


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: September 28, 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 May 10, 2022.
Regular registration starts on May 11, 2022 and ends on Sep 28, 2022.
Late registration starts on Sep 29, 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