NACSW Online Continuing Education


Social Work Ethics and the Challenge of Biotechnology
Length:
Primary Audience:
  • Social workers
  • related professionals
  • clergy
  • students
  • Educators
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Audio-Based
Number of CE Hours: 1.0

Facilitator
Robert Zylstra, EdD, LCSW 
Registration FEES

Current Member Rate
12
Non-Member Rate
15
Course Outline
Description

Advances in biotechnology have led to increasingly technical, and controversial, issues in health care. From DNR decisions to assisted suicide, Christian social workers need to be familiar with the ethical concerns, challenges and opportunities associated with medical ethics in order to assist their clients in making reasoned, morally grounded decisions.

Note: This is an ASWB approved ethics training and as such meets most states' ethics' training requirements.

Category(ies):

  • 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:

Become familiar with commonly used terms and frequently encountered situations

Increase awareness of both challenges and opportunities related to emerging biotechnologies

Work to improve integration and evaluation skills by considering actual case histories

OUTLINE

PRESENTER BIO

Dr. Bob Zylstra, EdD, LCSW, is Associate Professor and Director of Behavioral Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga and Adjunct Instructor for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga BSW program. Dr. Zylstra grew up in Michigan where he earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. He earned his Doctorate degree in educational psychology from the University of Memphis.

CEU Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid through 1/27/18. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. Social Workers will receive 1.0 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 info@nacsw.org or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

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

Interactivity

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 info@nacsw.org or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to hostmaster@nacsw.org. You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.