Ethical and Spiritual Issues and Concerns
|Location:||Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse, Wis.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Attention social workers and psychologists: This program fulfills Wisconsin’s ethics licensing requirements. Most people employed in health care and social services acknowledge that people’s beliefs and values affect their health and well-being. Yet so few professionals have the knowledge, skills and tools to explore and enhance people’s beliefs and values. In fact, so few counselors even know how to bring the topic up. Typically, counselors also shy away from addressing ethical/moral issues for fear of controversy or fear of offending. At the end of the workshop, you will understand how to: Create an environment in which clients feel comfortable talking about their beliefs and values.
- Assess clients spiritually and ethically.
- Find ways to discover and speak a client’s spiritual/ ethical language.
- Identify guidelines to give to clients to help them make ethical decisions.
- Respond to people who have religious beliefs and values that are causing emotional/physical damage to themselves and/or others.
- Explore ways to pray or meditate with someone of a different value system than your own (and not get in trouble with our clients, our supervisors or our institution).
This workshop emphasizes practical tools and techniques, with little time spent on theory.
Who Should Attend:
- Social Workers
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Nurses Educators
Instructor: Douglas C. Smith, MA, MS, MDiv