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Webinar: Ethics in Private Practice: Pitfalls and Possibilities

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40 CE: 1.5 Ethics Contact Hours Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD When social workers engage in private practice they may be faced with challenging ethical issues in relation to maintaining professional boundaries, serving clients with special needs, and avoiding breaks in continuity of service. This webinar will explore ways in which social workers can pre-empt and respond to ethical challenges in private practice, including working in small communities, managing dual relationships, offering reduced fees, negotiating part-time private practice with agency-based work, and preparing for contingencies such as illness, impairment, and death of a social worker (including the use of professional wills). Learning Objectives: Participants will learn how to prepare for contingencies such as death, impairment, and illness of the social worker, ensuring continuity of service and avoiding client abandonment (NASW COE Standards 1.15 and 1.17). Participants will learn how to identify and manage issues that may arise out of dual relationships, including having a part-time private practice in addition to agency-based practice or playing more than one role with clients (NASW COE Standard 1.06). Participants will learn how to prioritize client needs (NASW COE Standard 1.01) while also managing concerns about safety, professional competence (NASW COE Standard 1.04), and fair fees (NASW COE Standard 1.13). Participants will learn how to manage potential dual relationships when clients ask social workers to provide family or couple’s counseling in addition to individual counseling (NASW COE Standard 1.06). Participants will learn how to manage requests for services or information from family members of a client who has died (NASW COE Standards 1.06 and 1.07). Participants will learn how to manage ethical concerns in relation to fees, including dropping insurance carriers, raising fees, requiring self-pay after treatment is already in progress, and charging clients for time required to provide clients with access to records or writing reports (NASW COE Standard 1.13). #CEU #ethics #Private Practice

 10-30-2019 | 13:00 - 14:30 ET


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An Hour With Private Practice: Common Insurance Questions for Social Workers Performing Tele-therapy

September's Topic: Common Insurance Questions for Social Workers Performing Tele-therapy Presenter: Lonnie Ropp, ASI Director, Product Management and Underwriting An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers is a free question and answer session for NASW members led by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, Clinical Manager at NASW. No pre-registration is required and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services in a private solo or group practice. HOPP is held every third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm ET. No session is held in December due to the holidays. A udio recordings are available online a week after the HOPP session. #Private Practice #telehealth #insurance

 09-18-2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 ET


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An Hour With Private Practice: Preparing Your Practice for 2020: What's New

November's Topic: Preparing Your Practice for 2020: What's New Presenter: Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT, NASW Clinical Manager An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers is a free question and answer session for NASW members led by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, Clinical Manager at NASW. No pre-registration is required and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services in a private solo or group practice. HOPP is held every third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm ET. No session is held in December due to the holidays. A udio recordings are available online a week after the HOPP session. #Private Practice

 11-20-2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 ET


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An Hour With Private Practice: Ethical Considerations When Using Technology in Private Practice

October's Topic: Ethical Considerations When Using Technology in Private Practice Presenter: Dawn Hobdy, LICSW, NASW Director of Ethics and Professional Review An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers is a free question and answer session for NASW members led by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, Clinical Manager at NASW. No pre-registration is required and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services in a private solo or group practice. HOPP is held every third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm ET. No session is held in December due to the holidays. A udio recordings are available online a week after the HOPP session. #Private Practice #ethics

 10-16-2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 ET


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An Hour With Private Practice: Reducing Practice Risks When Working with Suicidal Patients

August's Topic: Reducing Practice Risks When Working with Suicidal Patients Presenter: Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT, NASW Clinical Manager An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers is a free question and answer session for NASW members led by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, Clinical Manager at NASW. No pre-registration is required and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services in a private solo or group practice. HOPP is held every third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm ET. No session is held in December due to the holidays. A udio recordings are available online a week after the HOPP session. #Private Practice

 08-21-2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 ET


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An Hour With Private Practice: What to Do When You Get a Subpoena

July's Topic: What to Do When You Get a Subpoena Presenter: Elizabeth Felton, Esq., LICSW, NASW Associate Counsel, Legal Defense Fund An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers is a free question and answer session for NASW members led by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, Clinical Manager at NASW. No pre-registration is required and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services in a private solo or group practice. HOPP is held every third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm ET. No session is held in December due to the holidays. A udio recordings are available online a week after the HOPP session. #Private Practice

 07-17-2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 ET