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  • Class 1 - Whistleblower Ethics and the Psychosocial Impacts of Retaliation
    September 5, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Class 2 - Believe it or Not!: Ethical Issues in Regard to Religion and Spirituality in Mental Health Treatment
    September 5, 2019
    1:45 pm - 4:45 pm


Whistleblowers, Religion, Spirituality, Ethics Seminar!

September 5, 2019

Owings Mills Library  wheelchair accessible

10302 Grand Central Avenue

Owings Mills, MD 21117

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 – 10:00am – 1:00pm

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 CEUs – Ethics)

Believe it or Not!: Ethical Issues in Regard to Religion and Spirituality 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 spirituality? What ethical issues are raised by treating people from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds? What ethical issues arise when you, as a provider, have strong religious or spiritual beliefs?

This interactive training will help participants understand the ethical issues that may arise in treating client from different religious backgrounds and how religious competency is an ethical issue. Participants will learn how to address a client’s religion and spirituality in an ethical way, if and when it is ethical 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)


10302 Grand Central Ave, Owings Mills, Maryland, 21117, United States


Handicap Accessible, Free parking. The Library is Located in the same building as the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). The Parking Garage is located just past the building when coming from Painters Mill Road. Park on the 3rd level of the garage. Trainings are on the third floor of the building.