NACSW Online Continuing Education

Ethical Social Work Practice with LGBT Clients
Length: 1.0
Primary Audience:
  • Social Workers, Students
  • Human Services Workers
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

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

Helen Harris, EdD, LCSW, and Jon Singletary, PhD, MSW,  
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Course Outline

This interactive presentation addresses the opportunity and challenge for social work practice with the population of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LBGT) clients. Scripture and evidence-based/informed interventions will be considered in the ethical integration of Christian faith and social work practice.


  • Social Work Ethics, Values, and Professional Relationships
  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment

Sample Content


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

1. Describe the conflict and complementarity of social work values and Christian values

2. Apply social work values to work/intervention with the LBGT population

3. Articulate the opportunities and challenges in being dual citizens in the world


Click on the "showDOC" button in the Course Outline section (above) to view the training PowerPoint.


Helen Harris, EdD, LCSW is an Assistant Professor at the Baylor School of Social Work. Her practice experience includes more than 13 years hospice work. She was a founding member of the McLennan County AIDS Resources and Services (McCares) organization. Dr. Harris' research is focused on loss and grief, particularly the cognitive impact of loss. She also writes in the areas of social work ethics, social work pedagogy, and faith and practice.

Jon Singletary, PhD, MSW, MDiv serves as the Diana R. Garland Endowed Chair for Child and Family Studies and as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the Baylor School of Social Work. His research focuses on a variety of social issues as they intersect with faith. He served as pastor and in a variety of congregational ministry settings before joining the Baylor faculty 12 years ago. At Baylor he has directed the Center for Family and Community Ministries.

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.