Ethical Self-Care and Cultural Competence for Professionals

Event Details

Date Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Time 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Cost $40.00 per person. No cost to St.Anthony Employees
Contact Journey Stork
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Payment Note:
Payment is due at registration.

Course Objectives:

  • Define ethical standards around our responsibilities as professionals
  • Discuss recent additions/changes to the code of ethics from June 2021 surrounding self-care and cultural competence
  • Define compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout and the impact it has on people in the helping professions.
  • Identify the importance of healthy self-care for professionals.
  • Discuss different ways of implementing healthy self-care.
  • Identify professional boundaries and their importance in professional relationships.
  • Process through ways to increase our cultural competence and ethically apply those practices to our clients
  • Apply ethical decision-making skills for cultural competence through a variety of vignettes and break-out session.

NASW has determined that this program meets the criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work for 3 hours of continuing education in ethics. Other professionals who believe that this programming meets the requirements of their professional licensure board may present their certificate to their professional board.

Light refreshments will be offered.

Presenter: Donna L. Van Peursem, LISW is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Iowa. She practiced as a clinical social worker for 18 years and is currently an assistant professor of social work at Northwestern College, where one of her favorite courses to teach is Social Work Ethics.

Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital Education Center, fourth floor of the Surgery Building. Parking is available in the garage on the lower levels of the Education Center-Surgery Building.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: A fee of $20 will be retained for cancellations received 5 days prior to course date. No refund for cancellations received less than 5 days prior to the course date, though registration is transferrable to another person.

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