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Social Work Today: Summer 2020

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About the Course:

This course covers a number of trending practice topics in the field of social work. The topics covered are how to appropriately utilize prayer with clients such that clients benefit, no harm is done, and ethical standards are upheld. Also the use of creative arts as a means of expressing latent feelings is covered in this course. The article examines the impact upon expression from these creative arts. Finally, the social worker participating in this course will examine the role social worker maintain in preserving patient engagement and rapport in a managed care setting.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Social Work Today: Summer 2020 created by Sue Coyle, MSW, Scott Janssen, MA, MSW, LCSW, and Lauren Dennelly, MSW, LCSW in 2020.

Publication Date:

Volume 20, Number 4 2020

Course Material Authors

Sue Coyle, MSW

Sue Coyle, MSW, is a freelance writer and social worker in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Scott Janssen, MA, MSW, LCSW

Scott Janssen, MA, MSW, LCSW, is a hospice social worker with UNC Health Care Hospice, and a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s trauma-informed care work group.

Lauren Dennelly, MSW, LCSW

Lauren Dennelly, MSW, LCSW, is a doctoral candidate and behavioral health specialist in integrated primary care in Lehigh Valley, PA. She is currently conducting research on the interpersonal dynamics underlying the patient-provider relationship in primary care with patients who have behavioral health needs.

Course Creator

Sandi Cardaman

Sandi Cardaman has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 15 years. She has worked with eating disorders, domestic violence and clients who are working with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

Social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Participants will be develop knowledge of how creative and expressive therapies may assist clients with substance use disorders cope with feelings by improving communication of unexpressed feelings.

  2. Participants will gain knowledge of how prayer may be used to comfort patients in a manner that is both respectful and adheres to ethical standards.

  3. Participants will gain knowledge of how behavioral health needs of patients are shifting toward primary care physicians and how this is impacting social work practice.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1.25 credit hour

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Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB ACE)

1.25 credit hour

CE Learning Systems, LLC, provider #1020, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Learning Systems, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/23/2019 – 2/23/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 clinical continuing education credit(s).

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1.25 credit hour

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1.25 credit hour

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

1.25 credit hour

CE Learning Systems, service provider of has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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Course Retired
Course Number 102908
1.25 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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13 members have taken this course