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Event date: 10/9/2020 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Export event
NASWAZ Chapter
/ Categories: Member Webinar

Cutting Edge Ethics and Risk Management Issues in Social Work

Featuring Dr. Frederic Reamer

Cutting-edge Ethics and Risk-Management Issues in Social Work


3.0 Ethics CEUs

Online and distance social work has quickly come of age. It is important to adopt best practices to work online inan ethical and effective way. For some social workers, remote delivery of services reaches clients who live longdistances from their office or whose special needs limit their ability to travel. For other social workers, online anddistance social work has become a sudden necessity because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It isessential for social workers to keep pace with rapidly evolving ethical and legal standards governing online anddistance practice. This webinar will provide an up-to-the-minute overview of prevailing standards in social work. Dr.Frederic Reamer will discuss recent technology-related updates to the NASW Code of Ethics; new technologystandards adopted jointly by the NASW, ASWB, CSWE, and Clinical Social Work Association; and relevant statutesand regulations. He will discuss potential benefits and risks of online and distance social work services, andpresent practical strategies to protect clients and prevent licensing board complaints and litigation.

About Our Presenter:Frederic G. Reamer is Professor in the graduate program of the School ofSocial Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since1983. His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of humanservice issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, publicwelfare, and professional ethics. Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from theUniversity of Chicago (1978) and has served as a social worker in correctionaland mental health settings. He has also taught at the University of Chicago,School of Social Service Administration (1978-1981), and the University ofMissouri-Columbia, School of Social Work (1981-1983). Dr. Reamer has servedas Director of the National Juvenile Justice Assessment Center of the U.S.Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention(1979-1981); as Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor of Rhode Island (1987-1990); and as a Commissioner of the Rhode Island Housing and MortgageFinance Corporation, the state housing finance agency (1987-1995). Dr. Reamerserved on the State of Rhode Island Parole Board from 1992 to 2016. He alsoserved as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Work Education (1990-1994). He serves as Associate Editor of the National Association of Social WorkersEncyclopedia of Social Work (Oxford University Press and NASW).Dr. Reamer has conducted extensive research on professional ethics. He hasbeen involved in several national research projects sponsored by The HastingsCenter, the Carnegie Corporation, the Haas Foundation, and the ScattergoodProgram for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare at the Center forBioethics, University of Pennsylvania. He has published 23 books and morethan 170 journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia articles.


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