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Social Work Ethics and Pain Management Training

Social Work Ethics and Pain Management Training

Topic

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”

Presenter

Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP, CCFP

Time

8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:00 am)

Cost

$99 General Admission  (Lunch is included)

RSVP

March 5.  Seating is limited.

Questions

Please contact 616-222-4566 or email postmacenter@pinerest.org

Cancellations must be received by March 5 for a full refund.

Social Work Ethics Pain Flier 3-12-19


Course Description

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.


Objectives

  • Participants will be able to be knowledgeable about the code and standards of their profession.
  • Participants will recognize 3 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 recognize 5 indicators of emotional pain/stress and 5 signs of impairment.
  • Participants will apply 3 skills in addressing emotional pain in themselves and with their clients.
  • Participants will be able to apply the references to tele-delivery of care in the APA ethics code to clinical service delivery in at least 2 ways.
  • Participants will be able to Identify 5-10 ways stress, emotional pain and compassion fatigue are connected to each other and an ethical obligation toward emotional health.
  • Participants will be able to describe the impact of stress created by secondary trauma and its impact on coping and biology

Agenda

8:00-8:30am     Registration

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

10:00-10:15am    Break

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

11:30-12:30pm     Lunch

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

2:30-2:40pm      Break

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 5 Ethics and 1 Pain Management

Psychologists:  5.5 credits including 4.5 Ethics and 1.0 Pain Management

Addiction Specialists:  6.0 MCBAP Related credits (5 hours MCBAP approved treatment ethics)

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.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services (PRCMHS) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  PRCMHS maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  


Presenter

Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP, CCFP

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, psychologists, addiction specialists, psychotherapists and clinicians working in the medical or behavioral health arena.