NACSW Online Continuing Education

A Christian Perspective on Self Care for the Social Worker
Length: 1 CEU hour
Primary Audience:
  • Social workers
  • related professionals
  • clergy
  • students
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Audio-Based
Number of CE Hours: 1

Lanny Endicott, D.Min, MSSW
Rick Chamiec-Case , Ph.D., MSW, MAR
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This training speaks to the social worker's potential for developing secondary trauma (compassion fatigue) when working with hurting and traumatized people. When left unaddressed, secondary trauma can contribute to professional impairment and burnout. Participants will be provided information on secondary trauma and burnout, self-assessment tools, and a variety of self-care strategies informed by a Christian perspective.


  • Social Work Ethics, Values, and Professional Relationships
  • Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment

Sample Content

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

1. Define secondary trauma (compassion fatigue) and burnout and identifying symptoms.

2. Assess secondary trauma and burnout in one's own life through the application of self-assessment tools.

3. Access resources for addressing stress and burnout including spiritual, physical, psychological and social resources.



Lanny Endicott, D.Min, MSSW, is Director of the Social Work Program at Oral Roberts University where he has been on faculty since 1973. Additionally he travels to Russia annually to assist the Russian American Institute with its mission to equip lay and pastoral counselors with counseling skills for ministry. For the past three years Endicott has co-chaired the Veterans Initiative for the Community Service Council of Tulsa, which has the mission of preparing the community and state of Oklahoma for soldiers returning home.

Rick Chamiec-Case, Ph.D., MSW, MAR has been the executive director of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work since 1997. A graduate of Fordham University, the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Yale Divinity School, and Wheaton College, Dr. Chamiec-Case's research and scholarship are in the areas of spirituality in the workplace, the ethical integration of Christian faith and social work practice, and faith-based social services. He has authored or co-authored several articles and book chapters on these or related topics. Dr. Chamiec-Case is also currently an adjunct professor of social work at Nyack College, and also worked as an assistant professor of social work at Calvin College from 2006 - 2008.

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 1 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.