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Professional And Ethical Behaviors For Social Work Practice

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Social workers are held to an advanced level of professionalism through a code of ethics and practice standards. Students learn how to adhere to these ethical and legal aspects in their work, maintain proper self-care, and be supportive of their discipline's role and responsibilities, which relies on respecting client self-determination, human rights, multiculturalism, and ethnic diversity.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Professional Competence, Training, and Ethical Supervision

    • Identify issues in social work practice theory.
    • Determine professional competence and training for ethical social work practice.

    Ethical Issues in Couples, Family Therapy, Group Work, Community, and Social Justice Perspectives

    • Describe ethical social work practice for couples and family therapy.
    • Describe ethical social work practice for groups.
    • Explain the ethics of social policies for social work practice for marginalized groups.

    Introduction to Personal Ethics and the Counselor as a Person and a Professional

    • Describe the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.
    • Describe ethical decision-making for social work practice.
    • Determine the role of the social worker in an ethical, helping relationship.
    • Describe the implementation of evidence-based interventions.

    Multicultural Perspectives and Diversity Issues

    • Describe the cultural values, beliefs, and assumptions of helping professionals and their clients.
    • Identify the limitations of cultural tunnel vision, stereotypes, and racism.
    • Explain the importance of cultural diversity for social work practitioners.

    Client Rights, Counselor Responsibilities, and Legal Considerations

    • Identify ethical issues related to informed consent, case note documentation, recordkeeping, and online therapy.
    • Describe the concept of malpractice, liability, and risk management.
    • Explain ethical considerations for special groups.
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    Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.