Ethical Competency in Social Work Documentation

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The Bristal at White Plains

305 North St.

White Plains, NY 10605

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Whether you are a new social worker or seasoned practitioner, the NASW Code of Ethics and CCMC Code of Professional Conduct for Case Managers holds us to professional standards of practice. This workshop explores best practices in social work case documentation. Participants will learn about ethical issues related to case development; the purpose and ethics of documentation; how to prepare to document; what does and does not belong in writing; communication and privacy; and the impact of technology on communication.

Participants will be able to :

* Describe how social work case documentation has changed over the years

* Briefly describe the professional outcomes for the professional role of case manager as described in the CCMC Code of Professional Conduct for Case Managers.

* Identify how the NASW Code of Ethics charges social workers with the ethical duty to accurately document the services they provide and protect private information contained in the records.

* Demonstrate how to professionally create and audit their own clinical documentation

* Recognize the effect technolody has had on the types of record documentation and communication with clients.


5:00pm - 5:30pm Registration, networking and light dinner

5:30pm - 7:30 pm Workshop presentation

Cost: This is a complimentary continuing education presentation.

Live Workshop Continuing Education Credit Information:


Full attendance is required: no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

New York Social Workers:

Aging Remix is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved Provider of continuing education for licensed Social Workers #SW-0301 .

Social Workers:

The HDRT Group /Aging Remix, Provider # 1445, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. ASWB Approval Period ( 6/08/16-6/08/19). Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 2.0 (Ethical) continuing education clock hours.

Case Managers:

This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Care Managers (CCMs). CCMs participating in this course will receive 2.0 continuing education clock hours.

Certificates of course completion will be individually distributed at the end of the workshop, and the submission of workshop evaluation form.

About the Instructors:

Anne B. Pagano, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, C-ASWCM

Anne is the Executive Director of the Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group, Inc. She has over 30 years' experience in direct clinical services, supervision, administration and education in hospitals and long term care facilities. She holds a Master's in Social Work from Simmons College of Social Work in Boston and a Post-Master's Certificate in Gerontology from the Hunter-Brookdale Center on Aging in New York City.

Susan F. Cohn, LCSW, MPH

Susan is the Clinical Education Director for the Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group, Inc. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a dual master's degree in Social Work and Public Health from Columbia. Susan was the Associate Director for the Jarvie Commonweal Foundation, and has presented at numerous national conferences. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Westchester, NY.

This program will be held at

The Bristal at Armonk

90 Business Park Drive

Armonk, NY 10504


Addition generous co-sponsorship by:

The Bristal at Armonk is a handicap accessible site

For any questions or concerns, please contact:

Anne Pagano


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