Class 1 - Whistleblower Ethics and the Psychosocial Impacts of Retaliation
October 4, 2018
10:15 am - 1:15 pm
Class 2 - Getting to the Point! Methods and Applications of Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy
October 4, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whistleblowers, Ethics, Solution Focused Seminar!
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Please Note NEW DC Location
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
1050 First St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(Accessible by Metro Red line, Union Station, 1st Street Exit)
This One Day Seminar includes two excellent classes, a total of 6 CEUs. Refreshments are served throughout the day. The cost of the full day is $99. You may attend an individual class for $59.
Class 1 – 10:15am – 1:15pm
Whistleblower Ethics and the Psychosocial Impacts of Retaliation (3 Category I Ethics CEUs)
Whistleblowers are the unsung heroes who often have protected individuals or the public from waste, fraud and abuse, medical errors and more. As a result of their disclosures, the government has recouped billions of dollars, hospitals have improved care, and faulty products have been recalled. Yet the whistleblower has gone on to experience unemployment, discrimination, harassment, bullying, or a hostile work environment.
This interactive training will help participants recognize and respond to the complexities involved with clinical practice, organizational dilemmas, ethical dissonance, and the potential outcomes of whistleblowing. Through interactive discussions, participants will identify the elements of a protected disclosure and the toxic tactics of whistleblower retaliation. Attendees will gain an understanding of whistleblower protection laws and the taxonomy associated with retaliation. Participants will examine real case scenarios and will gain skills that will be useful to all areas of social work practice. You will gain the tools to be able to protect yourselves and your clients when faced with ethical challenges.
(Trainer, Jacqueline Garrick, LCSW-C, ACSW, is the Founder of Whistleblowers of America, Her storied career as a social worker includes work with the American Legion and Veterans Affairs. She is the author of multiple books and is the former Director of the Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Office. While working for the Defense Department Ms. Garrick blew the whistle on fraud, waste and abuse and suffered retaliation.)
Class 2 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm (3 CEUs)
Getting to the Point! Methods and Applications of Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy
Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) principles have been applied to situations as diverse as, school settings, couples therapy, drug abuse, and suicide prevention programs. Unlike classical psychotherapists, SFBT practitioners don’t go looking at a client’s past to search for the root of the problem. Instead they ask a series of questions. They help their clients find out what is going right and build on those successes. The simple yet profound methods of SFBT have been shown to be effective in working with even highly dysfunctional clients and families.
This interactive training will familiarize you with the principles of SFBT and help you understand the implications of this highly effective therapy in working with their clients. (Trainer, Jeffrey Davidson, LCSW-C, LICSW, Director, CE You!)
Important: In order to enter the building, you must have a government issued ID.
As of early 2018, OSSE has moved down the block from its previous location. The current location is: 1050 First St NE, 1st floor, Eleanor Holmes Norton Conference Rooms, Washington, DC 20002.
This location is accessible by Metro. It is approximately a nine minute walk from Union Station.