Ethics and Boundaries

These trainings provide a framework for ethical decision making processes and best practice models to address ethics 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.

For the biennium beginning March 1, 2019 and ending February 28, 2021, 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.

Ethics and Boundaries: Being Inclusive of LGBTQ+

Creating an inclusive environment is best accomplished by fostering a culture where people are respected, appreciated and treated honorably. This becomes even more important when considering the procedures, protocols, ethics and boundaries used within provider systems. This training will provide the opportunity for participants to learn about and discuss their understanding of ethics and boundaries issues, state and federal policies, and evaluate service provider behaviors that affect individuals of the LGBTQ+ community. The training provides insights on the ethics and boundaries related to the provision of support and services to LGBTQ+ and how being inclusive will enhance equitable service and better outcomes for LGBTQ+ individuals, their families and allies. In addition, the concept of inclusion helps provide a pathway to meeting the needs of other underserved populations. 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
  • Know the difference between tolerance and inclusivity regarding LGBTQ+
  • Will understand cultural humility as it applies to LGBTQ+
  • Know LGBTQ+ vocabulary and inclusive communication
  • Understand the importance of names and pronouns for individuals who are transgender and non-binary
  • Know how to enhance equity, trust, safety, and general wellbeing
  • Know which and how State and Federal policies effect the LGBTQ+ population
  • Understand how specific ethics and boundaries behaviors that will enhance LGBTQ+ service outcomes
Fee: $99

(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: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(Registration begins at 8 a.m.) 

Dates and Locations:

  • March 20, 2020
    Tundra Lodge, Green Bay, WI
  • April 3, 2020
    Hotel Marshfield, Marshfield, WI

About the Presenter:

Stacie Christian, Ph.D. is the Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center at UW-Green Bay. For the last four years, the National Pride Index has recognized UW-Green Bay as one of the TOP 25 LGBTQ+ Friendly Campuses in the United States. She has trained over 1650 individuals in SAFE Ally training on campus, and many more in the Northeastern Wisconsin communities as part of her advocacy to make Wisconsin a safer place to live and work. Dr. Christian earned a doctorate in the   Philosophy of Psychology, writing a dissertation on Transgender Workplace Equity Workplace Effect on Job Satisfaction. Dr. Christian continued to advocate for transgender workplace equity and community services including her support of transgender equity ordinance, which passed in De Pere in 2018. Dr. Christian’s leadership in Inclusive Excellence has increased UW-Green Bay focus on being inclusive in the workplace and classroom, which lead to the implementation of Fellowships, five Employee Resource Groups, the Inclusivity and Equity Training Program with three levels of certification that employees can complete as they move forward with their understanding of cultural humility. In addition, Dr. Christian is a lecturer and teaches 10 different courses for Human Development and Psychology at UW-Green Bay since 1992. Dr. Christian has a State of Wisconsin license for both a licensed clinical social worker and a nursing home administrator.

Ethics and End of Life: Past, Progress, and Practice

This training will explore the reasons for evolution of modern ethical principles and how these principles relate to current practice in end of life care. It delves into the reasons why procedures and protocols exist which enhances practitioner understanding and increases ease of use in practice. Practitioners will gain knowledge of how politics, law and religion interface with medical ethics and how this affects end of life decision-making. A deeper understanding of how actual historical events have shaped expectations and practice considerations can be gained and used in their workplace and day to day decision-making. 

Learning Objectives
Participants Will:
  • List the professional licensing bodies and their responsibilities regarding tracking of their continuing education as practitioners.
  • Understand the history of modern ethics and its progression.
  • Describe the interfacing of medical ethics with politics, law, and religion in the context of end of life care.
  • Describe how the past has shaped current context in ethics and end of life practice.
  • Know and apply applications learned into their current practice setting.
Fee: $99

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, nursing home administrators and marriage and family therapists. Participants must attend the entire training to receive CEUs/CEHs.

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

Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Dates and Locations:

  • May 1, 2020
    Oak Park Place, Green Bay, WI
  • June 5, 2020
    UW-Green Bay Sheboygan Campus, Sheboygan, WI
  • September 11, 2020
    Holiday Inn & Suites, Rothschild (Wausau), WI
  • October 16, 2020
    Holiday Inn & Suites, Manitowoc, WI

About the Presenter:

Gina Mancuso, MSW, CAPSW is the Psychosocial Educator at Unity Hospice, providing training and education to the Social Work, Grief Counselor and Chaplaincy staff members, and the community at large. She provides educational opportunities that enhance She has over twenty years of direct practice and administrative experience in hospice care. Her areas of expertise and interest include medical social work,   education, ethics and boundaries, diversity and inclusion, and social work leadership. 

Continuing Education 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 or transfers are 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.