NACSW Online Continuing Education

Ethics in Social Work Practice: Evangelism, Prayer, & Other Value Conflicts
Length: 2.5 CEUs
Primary Audience:
  • Practitioners
  • Educators
  • Students
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Audio-Based
Number of CE Hours: 2.5

David Sherwood, Ph.D., LICSW, ACSW 
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Course Outline

Competent social work practice requires that professionals deal ethically and effectively in their work with clients. This training will explore the use and limits of the social work Code of Ethics as well as biblical teachings to resolve ethical dilemmas, identify ethical principles that guide social work practice in regard to spirituality and religion, and assess and use spiritual and religious resources in practice with clients.


  • Social Work Ethics, Values, and Professional Relationships
  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • ASWB Certified Ethics Training

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

Undersand that personal beliefs always interact with professional practice and explore how beliefs affect professional use of self.

Identify and apply principles from the Code of Ethics and the Bible to deal with ethical issues in practice regarding evangelism, the use of prayer, and other value conflicts with clients.


This course is an audio/text-based course


David Sherwood, Ph.D., LICSW, ACSW, now retired, taught at several colleges and universities during his teaching career including George Fox University, Baylor University, Roberts Wesleyan University, Gordon College, and Oral Roberts University. Dr. Sherwood has been the editor in chief of NACSW's journal, Social Work & Christianity, for over 25 years, and is a former member of the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on SW Education.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also 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-0479. Social Workers will receive 2.5 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.