NACSW Online Continuing Education

A Tribute to Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas
Length: 2 CEUs
Primary Audience:
  • Social workers
  • related professionals
  • clergy
  • students
  • Educators
Practice Level(s):
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Text-based
Number of CE Hours: 2.0

John Y. Powell, PhD
David A. Sherwood, PhD
Helen Wilson Harris, EdD
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The purpose of this course is to recognize the life and work of Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas, along with his many accomplishments and contributions to the field of social work. Through his pioneering spirit regarding the care of children, his contributions to NACSW, and his imaginative opinions, Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas made a significant impact on social welfare in our society today.


  • Social Work Education
  • Social Work Research

Sample Content

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

List five biographical details of the life of Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas and at least one way in which Keith's faith influenced his practice or other individuals.

Describe Keith's theology regarding help vs. control and Keith's thoughts regarding Christian grace and its limits.

Detail the role of strengths perspective in Keith's practice.


The following text-based course contains three separate articles regarding the work and impact of Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas. The articles are as follows: Alan Keith-Lucas, Ph.D.: Social worker and Christian, 1910-1996 by John Y. Powell, Acts of the Loving Imagination: Central themes of Alan Keith-Lucas by David A. Sherwood, and A Look Back at the Future: Applying the wisdom of Alan Keith-Lucas for child care services today by Helen Wilson Harris.


John Y. Powell, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT is Professor Emeritus of Social Work, East Carolina University, (ECU) Greenville, NC. David A. Sherwood, Ph.D., LICSW, ACSW, is Editor-in-Chief of Social Work and Christianity. Helen Harris, EdD, LCSW, is Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work, Baylor University.

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 2.0 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.