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UW-Green Bay Continuing Professional Education

Ethics and Boundaries Trainings

These trainings provide a framework for ethical decision making processes and best practice models to address ethic and boundary related issues.

For each biennium, four of the 30 continuing education credit hours must be in ethics and boundaries. See Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code for continuing education requirements.


Ethics and Boundaries: Trauma-Informed Practice

This ethics and boundaries training will explore the role of trauma-informed care and identify how professional practices impact the framework for intervention. Practitioners will gain knowledge of how trauma-informed environments can support and enhance ethical practices, set appropriate boundaries and promote self-care principles.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this training, participants will:

  • Recognize the behavioral responses to trauma that are observed in practice
  • Examine practice scenarios that may have underpinnings of trauma
  • Apply professional values to a framework for intervention
  • Apply the Ethics of Care within trauma-informed interventions
  • Examine concepts of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue in practice
  • Explore boundary issues with clients and co-workers in trauma
  • Outline risk factors and elements of self-care helpful in maintaining ethical practice

Joan Groessl Photo

About the Presenter:

Joan Groessl, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership Studies, a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin. She has over 20 years of direct practice and administrative experience in county mental health services. Her areas of expertise and interests include mental health, administration, ethics and boundaries and social work leadership. Dr. Groessl is an Assistant Professor and BSW Program Coordinator for Social Work Professional Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Fee: $89

(Includes instruction, continental breakfast, handouts and CEU/CEH certificate)

Continuing Education: 0.4 CEUs/4 CEHs

Continuing Education Credit Hours for social workers, licensed professional counselors, health and human service professionals and marriage and family therapists. Participants must attend the entire training to receive CEUs/CEHs.

Time: All sessions 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(Registration 8-8:30 a.m.)

Dates and Locations:

April 13, 2018
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay
Reserve a hotel room with special pricing on the Radission Hotel and Conference Center website or call (920) 494-7300 and mention UW-Green Bay to get the special rate.

May 18, 2018
Hotel Marshfield

2700 S Central Ave, Marshfield
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September 21, 2018
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay
Reserve a hotel room with special pricing on the Radission Hotel and Conference Center website or call (920) 494-7300 and mention UW-Green Bay to get the special rate.

October 19, 2018
Country Inn & Suites, Lakeview Conference Center

350 E Seven Hills Rd, Port Washington
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November 16, 2018
Hotel Marshfield

2700 S Central Ave, Marshfield
Visit the Hotel Marshfield website.

January 11, 2019
Liberty Hall

800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly
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January 25, 2019
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay
Reserve a hotel room with special pricing on the Radission Hotel and Conference Center website or call (920) 494-7300 and mention UW-Green Bay to get the special rate.

February 21, 2019
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay
Reserve a hotel room with special pricing on the Radission Hotel and Conference Center website or call (920) 494-7300 and mention UW-Green Bay to get the special rate.

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Phone: (920) 465-2642
Email: professionaled@uwgb.edu


For the biennium beginning March 1, 2017 and ending February 28, 2019, 30 continuing education credits are required. Of those 30 credits, four credit hours must be in professional ethics and boundaries related to the practice of marriage and family therapy, professional counseling or social work. See Wisconsin Statues and Administrative Code for details.


Cancellation Policy:

A full refund minus a $25 processing fee is given when canceling more than 10 days prior to an event. A $25 processing fee will be added when transferring your registration to another training more than 10 days prior to an event. No refund is issued 10 or fewer days prior to the event. A substitute may attend in your place. In case of low enrollments, we reserve the right to cancel programs and return a full refund.