The Ending and Transition Phase of Practice: Dynamics, Skills and Ethical Issues

05-04-17 1:00 pm - 05-04-17 4:15 pm
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States

This workshop has been approved for 3 (three) Category I Continuing Education Units in Ethics under NH NASW authorization # 3293

This session will focus on the dynamics and skills involved in bringing a therapeutic relationship (individual, family or group) to a close. The specific underlying assumptions, valued outcomes and interventions associated with this phase of practice will be presented. Ethical issues involved in this phase will also be addressed.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Participants will be able to explain –

  1. The core dynamics and skills of the ending phase of practice (the constant elements) and how these are adapted to different modalities of practice (individual, family and group) and different populations and clinical problems (the variant elements).
  2. How to help clients to identify what they have learned in the therapeutic process and how these insights will be applied to their post-therapy interactions (NASW Code of Ethics Social Workers’ Ethical Responsibilities to Client 1.02 Self-Determination)…
  3. How clients can use the urgency of the ending to deal with their most difficult issues (“door knob therapy”).
  4. How clients can continue to ask for and obtain help and support from friends, family and other professionals (NASW Code of Ethics Social Workers’ Ethical Responsibilities to Client 1.16 Termination of Services)..

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Lawrence Shulman, M.S.W., Ed.D. is a former Professor of Social Work and Dean at the School of Social Work, the University at Buffalo. He is been leading his own pro-bono direct group work practice, usually with single parents, married couples, students suspended from school for violence, and persons with AIDS in early recovery. He has done extensive research on the core helping skills in social work practice, supervision, and child welfare. Dr. Shulman is used widely as a training consultant in direct practice, family work, group work, supervision, field instruction, administration, residential treatment and the skills of working with other professionals.

He has published numerous articles and monographs on direct practice and is the author of ten books. These include: Dynamics and Skills of Group Counseling, 2011 (available now); The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups and Communities, 7th Edition, 2011, both by Cengage Publishers; Mutual Aid Groups, Vulnerable and Resilient Populations and the Life Cycle,3rd edition, 2005 (Co-edited with Dr. Alex Gitterman of Columbia University), Columbia University Press.

Dr. Shulman was the author of the entry on supervision and consultation in the last three editions of the Social Work Encyclopedia, published by the National Association of Social Workers. He has also authored a book entitled Interactional Supervision, 3rd edition, which was published in 2010 by the National Association of Social Workers Press.

Dr. Shulman has been a proud member of NASW since 1961

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