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Ethics for Clinicians in a Digital Age

Is it possible to be more accessible to our clients using different forms of social media while maintaining high ethical standards This workshop is geared toward helping you, as the practitioner, be more communication savvy in this time of changing technology.  You will gain a better understanding of the challenges our digital world imposes on clinicians and you will leave more prepared to handle them as you navigate the realm of social media.


Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: Sign-In: 1:30pm – Workshop: 2:00pm-5:00pm

LocationMCEA Conference Center: 12 Taft Ct, Rockville, MD

Cost: $59 early registration through Sept 9

   $69 after Sept 9

  $52 Group Registration for groups of 3 or more

Presenter: Dawn Hobdy, LICSW

CEU Credits: 3 Ethics CEUs


Dawn Hobdy, LICSW is Director of the Office of Ethics and Professional Review at the National Association of Social Workers. Ms. Hobdy provides leadership and oversight for the overall vision and structure of the nationwide ethics and professional review program. Ms. Hobdy has 21 years of experience developing ethics courses and conducting trainings. She presents at numerous conferences annually, both nationally and internationally. Ms. Hobdy served on various task forces including the ASWB International Technology Task Force, the NASW & ASWB Technology Standards Task Force, and the NASW Code of Ethics Revisions Task Force. She currently serves as the Commissioner for the IFSW Ethics Review Committee.


CEU Credit Info


Our CEU credits are accepted for: 

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Maryland Social Workers
  • Maryland Psychologists
  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
  • DC Social Workers
  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Virginia Social Workers
  • West Virginia Social Workers
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Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CEUs). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.  For more information please visit our FAQ page.


1.  Understand and describe the ethical and practice related challenges associated with use of technology platforms and various social networking sites.

2. Distinguish between one’s personal and professional activities on the Internet.

3. List the risks and benefits associated with the use of technology and social networking sites.

4. Develop strategies for minimizing risk of ethical violations using technology and social networking sites.

5. Construct a technology and Social Media Policy for your office to address potential boundary issues with clients.

6. Gain the ability to work through an ethical dilemma as it pertains to use of technology or social media and understand what resources to seek out in this process.

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