- Class 2 - Believe it or Not!: Ethical Issues in Regard to Religion and Spirituality in Mental Health Treatment
November 12, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whistleblowers, Religion, Spirituality, Ethics, and Cultural Competence Seminar!
November 12, 2019
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, Christian Greene, LICSW, has practiced in DC child welfare since 2005. She is the former DC Child Welfare Ombudsman and a whistleblower. She is committed to ensuring the safety of children, the well-being of the social work workforce, and a standardized Ombudsman Office to safeguard our vulnerable child constituents. )
Class 2 – 1:45pm – 4:45pm (3 Category I CEUs – Cultural Competence)
Believe it or Not! Developing Religious Competency in Mental Health Treatment
What do you do when a devoutly spiritual client comes to you, wants to include their spirituality in their treatment and you are not very familiar with their religion? Have you ever felt confused as to whether or not a client’s religion or spirituality was hurting them or helping them? Multicultural competency in the mental health professions includes knowledge of religious diversity. “Spirituality continues to be a salient aspect of human psychological functioning…” (Peidmont, 2004). Learning the basics of many religions and some foundational cross-cultural concepts and principles can equip you toward a more thorough religious competency.
This interactive training will help participants understand the basic teachings and practices of major world religions. Participants will learn how to address a client’s religion and spirituality, if and when to incorporate it into treatment, and some common issues pertinent to treating clients from different religions. (Trainer Erik Hadden, MA, LCPC, Vital Sources Psychological Services)
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.