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The Ethical Pendulum: Insight from Alumni Across the Social Work Profession


This will be a virtual panel discussion. The aim of this panel is to widen the understanding of ethical situations across the social work profession. Panelists will draw on their personal skills, experience, and knowledge base from their practice lens while discussing evidence-based best practices in handling ethical challenges. Panelists will draw on their skills and knowledge identifying & unpacking the current public health crises such as COVID-19 and racism to share their insight on ethical concerns that impede or improve the service system delivery, quality of life, access, and emotional toll across the field.


Lauren Birks, LLMSW; Abigail Eiler, LMSW; Mary Eldredge, LMSW; Karrie Schultz, LLMSW; & William Vanderwill, LMSW


  • 6:00 - 6:15pm - Welcome & Opening remarks
  • 6:15 - 6:45pm - Ethical dilemmas faced in daily practice
  • 6:45 - 7:45pm - Best practices and delivery of intervention strategies
  • 7:45 - 8:00pm - Wrap up / Q & A / Closing

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe at least two perspectives on how ethical challenges are assessed & addressed with regard to current events.
  2. Identify evidence-based interventions and ethical best practices across the social work profession.

CE Approval Statement

The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 synchronous online ethics continuing education contact hours.

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