Ethics and Boundaries: Things That Make You Go Hmm…Boundaries, Barriers, and Shame, Oh My! (June 14)

Jun 14, 2024 01:15pm -
Jun 14, 2024 05:30pm

Event Type: Training
Category: Training/Workshop

Registration Instructions

Ethics and Boundaries: Things That Make You Go Hmm…Boundaries, Barriers, and Shame, Oh My! 

Have that gut instinct, feeling of rumbling in your stomach, those things that make you go hmm…? This training offers participants an opportunity to explore the difference between boundaries and barriers in peer-to-peer and client relationships. It explores personal boundaries, trust, shame, vulnerability, and use of self-assessment tools. Participants learn new strategies in paradigm thinking, communication and conflict management in the workplace; through examining challenges they face when colleagues are unethical or cross professional boundaries. The training provides related information to enhance the workplace, conflict resolution strategies, and developing ethically informed decision-making model of practice with peer to peer and client to practitioner relationships. It furthers the development of teams, colleague’s adherence to the NASW Code of Ethics and improves performance in agency ethical decision making.

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. Examine the 9 professional boundaries and explore how these impact ethical decision making and the relationship with clients and colleagues.
  3. Discover the concepts of shame and vulnerability and how these interact with our personal social work practice and when determining how to best approach ethical decisions.
  4. Identify personal examples of professional social work ethical dilemmas, boundary crossing and blurring, that have negatively impacted your practice and discover the lessons learned.
  5. Understand and apply the Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, and our ethical principles, when boundaries 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 1:10pm; Training is 1:15-5:30pm 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    $80
Non-Member       $104



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


Registration deadline: June 12, 2024



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.    

Early registration ends on 5/8/2024.
Regular registration starts on 5/9/2024 and ends on 6/13/2024.
Late registration starts on 6/13/2024.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 4 CE Hours
Member Fee: $80.00$80.00$80.00
Non-Member Fee: $104.00$104.00$104.00