Social Work Ethics and Pain Management Training: “Ethics is Practice: Identification of Critical Ethical Challenges and a Framework for Decision Making” and “Is Stress Pain?: Techniques in Managing Emotional Pain for the Client and Worker”
Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP, CCFP
8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:00 am)
$99 General Admission (Lunch is included)
March 5. Seating is limited.
Please contact 616-222-4566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellations must be received by March 5 for a full refund.
Ethics is Practice: Identification of Critical Ethical Challenges and a Framework for Decision Making
Ethics and legal mandates are more than guiding principles, they are foundations for practice. This seminar will provide an overview of the Code of Ethics and laws as well as explore the many slippery slopes in boundaries and dual roles, social engagement, use of media, confidentiality, etc. Focused attention will be given to the changes in the Code of Ethics (2017). A model to guide decision making will be explored.
Is Stress Pain? Techniques in Managing Emotional Pain for the Client and Worker
Emotional pain is recognized in clients that have experienced trauma and difficult life events. Conscientious workers are vulnerable to the client’s experiences and often experience compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma which has the potential to lead to an impaired professional. Caring for oneself, in fact, is an ethical responsibility. This session will focus on techniques for managing emotional pain for both the client and the worker.
- Participants will be able to be knowledgeable about the code and standards of their profession.
- Participants will recognize those areas where ethical breeches are most likely to occur.
- Participants will understand the revisions to the Code of Ethics (2017) and implications to service delivery.
- Participants will have working knowledge of an ethical decision-making process.
- Participants will increase their understanding of the biology of stress and emotional pain.
- Participants will make the connection between stress, emotional pain and compassion fatigue and an ethical obligation toward emotional health.
- Participants will learn to recognize indicators of emotional pain/stress and signs of impairment.
- Participants will develop skills in addressing emotional pain in themselves and with their clients
8:30-9:00am Overview of the code and standards of the profession
9:00-9:30am Review of legal mandates which take precedent over professional code of ethics
9:30-10:00am Recognition of the revisions to the Code of Ethics (2017) and implications to service delivery
10:15-10:45am Recognition of the revisions to the Code of Ethics (2017) and implication to service delivery (continued)
10:45-11:30am Practice an ethical decision-making model/process
12:30-1:30pm Increase understanding of the biology of stress and emotional pain and compassion fatigue and an ethical obligation toward emotional health.
1:30-2:00pm Recognize the connection between stress, emotional pain and compassion fatigue
2:00-2:30pm Recognize indicators of emotional pain/stress an designs of impairment/impact on client and agency
2:40-3:00pm Identification of indicators of emotional pain in clients
3:00-3:30pm Develop skills in addressing emotional pain in yourself and with your clients
Continuing Education Credits
Social Workers: 6 credits including Ethics and Pain Management
Addiction Specialists – MCBAP Related credits are available.
No partial credits available.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC-0047. This course has been approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative and is recognized by the State of Michigan, Department of Community Health, Licensing Division for Social Work Continuing Education. Collaborative Contact Information: 517-487-1548, Ext. 17.
Tana Bridge is an Assistant and Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University. She is the Continuing Education and State of Michigan In-Service Instructor there as well. Dr. Bridge also has a private consultant business in Canton, Michigan where she focuses on ethics, separation, loss and grief, trauma theory and intervention, trauma sensitive schools, and vicarious trauma.
Dr. Bridge received her Bachelor of Science degree at Eastern Michigan University, Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan, and her Doctor of Philosophy at Wayne State University.
Who Should Attend
Social workers, addiction specialists, psychotherapists and clinicians working in the medical or behavioral health arena.