Ethical Considerations and Strategies for Addressing the Issue of Confidentiality


Dates:October 17, 2019
Meets:Th from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Hours:7.50
CEUs:6.00
Location:UMSSW
Instructor:Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C
Fee: $145.00

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This workshop focuses on strategies for identifying and addressing common, yet complex ethical issues concerning confidentiality that social workers face in their practice. To provide services, it is often necessary to share and obtain information from community partners serving individuals, and yet confidentiality practices are confusing and complicated. Content will include: an overview of the Maryland Statute and Regulations which govern confidentiality of health records, mental health records, substance abuse records, social service records, education records, the requirements for release of information, child maltreatment or imminent harm information, privileged communication, and clinician’s personal notes. The presenter served on the national committee to revise the new NASW Confidentiality and Information Utilization Issue Statement and will include an overview of these national confidentiality standards.