Ethical Issues in Schools

ID: 5819WEB

This webinar will examine current ethical issues facing school social workers, guidance counselors, and teachers. Topics will be inclusive the various ethical dilemmas that can face mental health professionals as they navigate the roles in both mental health and education. The workshop will also explore how helping professionals in schools can assist families access help for their children while maintaining ethical boundaries. Specific case examples will be discussed, including the rights of non-custodial parents and students who are 18 years old but still under parental care, FERPA versus HIPPA, and the ever-challenging “gray areas” that arise in ethics and public education.

*This webinar does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics for Licensed Professional Counselors. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Ethical


Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe a host of the considerations that are specific to mental health providers that work within the educational/school environments.
• Compare some of the confidential and ethical issues that occur within school settings and how they vary from other typical mental health environments.
• Apply an ethical understanding and a framework adequate for schools and within the HIPPA and FERPA guidelines.

Webinar Outline

9:30 am Welcome/Introduction
9:30 am Case Study of School Ethical Issues
10:00 am Comparison of Ethics, Morality, and Legality
10:30 am Ethical Challenges of Confidentiality in Schools
11:00 am Social Media Ethical Issues
11:30 am That Ethical Dilemmas of Grading
12:00 pm Special Education and Ethics
12:20 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Intermediate - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Dr. Brett Novick holds a Master's Degree in Family Therapy and post-degree certification in School Social Work and Educational Administration as well as earned his EdD in Educational Leadership. He has worked as a School Social Worker/Counselor for the last 22 years and is an adjunct instructor at Rutgers University and Stockton Universities. He has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, community mental health, and substance abuse setting over the last twenty-five years. Additionally, he has supervised in family counseling, school counseling, and centers for abused and neglected children as well as adults & children with developmental disabilities and has been a licensed foster parent. Brett has authored seven educational and self-help books. He has written a series of nine SEL and CBT children's books and created four therapeutic games for youth. Additionally, he has written for several national educational, parenting, and mental health magazines. He has been humbled with awards for his work in education, with the NJEA Martin Luther King Jr. Human and Civil Rights, NJ State Governor's Office Jefferson Award for Public Service as well as his District's Teacher of the Year and Ocean County Counselor of the Year and the NJ State Holocaust Education Commission's Hela Young Award.

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