NACSW Online Continuing Education

Integral Ethics in Social Work Education
Length: 1.0 CEUs
Primary Audience:
  • Social Workers, Church Leaders, Students
  • Students
Practice Level(s):
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours: 1.0

Mari Ann Graham, Ph.D., LISW 
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Course Outline

Integral ethics is an inherently spiritual ethical framework that classifies and unifies 4 differing approaches to ethical decision-making. Based on Wilber's integral paradigm, It can be used to help educators, students, and practitioners to engage colleagues and clients with differing religious/political views in more authentically inclusive ways. Importantly, this session meets the criteria for an ASWB-approved ethics workshop.


  • Social Work Ethics, Values, and Professional Relationships
  • Social Work Education
  • ASWB Certified Ethics Training

Sample Content

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

1. Understand how the integral paradigm can be used to classify, unify and better understand various kinds of ethical reasoning and decision-making

2. Describe how integral ethics can help practitioners become more conscious of when they use differing ethical approaches for different kinds of issues in different settings

3. Articulate how an integral ethical framework can be used to help them be more sensitive to and genuinely affirming of ethical approaches differing from their own


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Mari Ann Graham, Ph.D., LISW, has been a faculty member at University of St. Thomas since 1993. Former MSW Program Director, member of the Spirituality Institute, and Chief Diversity Officer for the University, she teaches graduate policy, practice, and research courses, including an elective she developed, "The Spiritual Dimension of Social Work Practice." She is noted for her engaging teaching style and passion for critical thinking.

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 1.0 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.