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Social Morality for Social Workers: Working together ethically and effectiv...

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Ramada Inn

357 Odlin Road

Bangor, ME 04401

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Social Morality for Social Workers: Working together ethically and effectively

Clifton F. Guthrie, Ph.D.

This training has been approved for 4 contact hours in Ethics by NASW ME

Social workers are wisely taught to see persons in crisis as members of larger social structures, relational webs, and institutional contexts. Morality, however, is still too often thought of as a set of values that individuals hold in their heads, and ethics a matter of individual compliance or decision-making in times of uncertainty. In this workshop, we will draw on recent social psychology to rethink morality as something we do together, and consider professional ethics as an evolving set of agreements we make with our peers to be more effective. Looking at specific cases and reconsidering professional ethics standards (particularly from the NASW Code of Ethics), we will see if we can apply our social wisdom to our ethical challenges.

Learning Objectives:

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Gain insights into recent social psychological research about morality and ethics

  • Consider the values and standards of professions (especially the NASW Code) in the light of these ideas

  • Practice applying them to ethics cases and challenges drawn from relevant literature and from participant’s experience

Preparation

Participants are asked complete a Google-form questionnaire, which asks them to recount their experience(s) of ethical challenges in their actual work: https://forms.gle/i8HAex4Hrjk56ZNg7

About the Presenter

Clifton F. Guthrie, Ph.D. is Chair of Humanities and Professor of Ethics and Humanities at Husson University. He received his B.A. from Duke University, his M.Div. from Candler School of Theology, and his Ph.D. from Emory University. He taught for fifteen years in theological education at Emory University and Bangor Theological Seminary, during which time he published books and articles on practical theology and was a visiting scholar at Cambridge University’s Psychology and Religion project. In 2007 he joined the faculty at Husson University where he teaches and writes about ethics, philosophy, moral psychology, and religion. He has lead professional ethics trainings throughout Maine for social workers, counselors, nurses, and tax assessors, and has just published a new textbook introducing ethics to students within the contexts of their everyday lives.

Schedule:

8:00 Registration

8:15 Start of Training

10:15 Break

10:30 Resume

12:30 End of Training


Please note we are unable to refund orders - we are able to transfer your registration to another person or to another workshop offered by NASW ME

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