Addressing Boundaries: Ethics in Rural Social Work Practice #320

Online, On-Demand Continuing Education Courses

Michigan State University School of Social Work seeks to be as accessible as possible. You can now receive social work continuing education credit at your leisure—when it's convenient for you! Save travel time and cost. The new licensure law states that, in Michigan, Social Workers may earn up to one-half of the required continuing education contact hours in person using live, synchronous contact. The remaining continuing education contact hours may be completed in any other approved format. If you live outside of Michigan, check with your state's social work regulatory body. For more information, please see the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director's Office Social Work General Rules. (R 338. 2963)

Identifying and managing appropriate boundaries is essential to ethical practice. This presentation will explore appropriate boundaries in helping relationships, boundary violations, and ethical dilemmas as they relate to the Code of Ethics and the influence of values. Through examining the literature, reflecting on values and ethical guidelines, participants will explore issues and complexities of ethical social work practice in rural settings. A model for decision making will be presented and utilized.