The New and Improved NASW Code of Ethics

The New and Improved NASW Code of Ethics: Are You Ready?

Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018, 9am – 12pm

Location: Boca Raton campus, room TBA

Cost: $65 until October 19, 2018; $75 thereafter

CEUs: 3 Ethics CEUs

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Tired of continuing education workshops that cover the same old material year after year? Then this workshop is for you! In August 2017 the NASW updated the NASW Code of Ethics. This workshop provides participants with the updates, their rationale, and applications to everyday practice. Changes to the Code relate to the use of technology, cultural competence, disability, professional boundaries, and confidentiality.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the 2017 changes to the NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Apply the new criteria for determining when it is appropriate to breach confidentiality when clients pose a risk to themselves or others.
  • Make changes to their policies and procedures to attend more to ethical concerns regarding the use of technology in social work practice.

Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD is Professor of Social Work at FAU, where he teaches about professional ethics, social work practice, diversity, and conflict resolution. Dr. Barsky’s book authorships include Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions (Oxford University Press), Clinicians in Court (Guilford Press), and Ethics and Values in Social Work (Oxford University Press). He is Past Chair of the National Association of Social Work National Ethics Committee and a family mediator accredited by the Supreme Court of Florida. In 2015, Dr. Barsky won the NASW’s “Excellence in Ethics Award.” For further information on Dr. Barsky’s publications, please see

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