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ETHICS Voice of the People: Influencing policy through advocacy - 6 CEs

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Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center | DC

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ETHICS Voice of the People: Influencing policy through advocacy - 6 CEs

Make an Impact on Policy and Practice through Advocacy

Advocacy and organizing provide vehicles through which mental health practitioners can connect policy and practice for the purpose of social justice. In fact, it is this social justice connection to the advocacy role that may distinguish social work from other professions. Research has revealed a strong correlation between clinical practice, social justice, and advocacy. The focus of this course is to address the concept of advocacy and provide strategies that are instrumental, educational, and practical.

While the APA, ACA, and NASW Ethics Code does not restrict how mental health professionals conduct themselves during their personal time, taking a public stance on a controversial issue could potentially strain professional relationships and inadvertently reflect negatively on the profession. This course examines ethical issues that a) should be taken into account before psychologists take a public position on a controversial issue, and b) are in conflict with APA’s Ethics Code or current research.

Key objectives for this course include the following:

  • Define advocacy and identify the role of advocacy in social work, counseling, and psychology

  • Frame definitions of advocacy in the context of ethics and mental health practice

  • Examine how advocacy can empower clients to take or regain control of their lives

  • Discuss promoting change and challenging injustice at individual and systemic levels

  • Rethink the advocacy role as part of the process of ensuring that clients and mental health professionals have a voice in the planning and delivery of services

About the instructor

In addition to serving as Chief Policy Advisor for a large municipal government, Jason Ingram brings over 15 years of generating change and facilitating growth in the workplace, holding various senior and executive-level roles in Human Resources, while simultaneously working closely with political officials to drive legislative support on key employment and labor law priorities. He has worked for several members of Congress and a former US Secretaryh of Education. Mr. Ingram received his Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, and Master of Arts with a concentration in Policy from Columbia University. He is a licensed social worker and holds Human Resources Certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Who Should Attend: This in-person workshop is designed for social workers at all levels of experience and licensure to explore or gain a better working knowledge of ethical responsibility.

CE APPROVAL

* Social Workers: Will to Health, Provider #1234, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Will to Health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 04/04/2019-04/04/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 6 ethics continuing education credits. * Licensed Professionals Counselors: Will to Health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP Provider No. 6909, Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Will to Health is solely responsible for all aspects of its programs. * Maryland Psychologists: The following organizations and their approved CE sponsors are authorized sponsors of continuing education acceptable to the Board: National Association of Social Workers. Maryland COMAR 10.36.02.06. * Texas Psychologists: At least half of the required 20 hours must be obtained from or endorsed by a provider listed in Board rule 461.11(c)(3), which includes formally organized groups providing professional development that is directly related to the practice of psychology, such providers professional associations relating to other mental health professions such as psychiatry, counseling, or social work. * Other Professions: These educational offerings qualify for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Please save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your board for specific filing requirements.

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To receive a transfer credit to a future workshop of equal or lesser value ONLY, cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to the start date of workshop.

Any cancellations made less than 72 hours of the start date of workshop will only be eligible for a transfer PLUS will be subject to $90 transfer fee.

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