Social Work Ethics Conference - Oct. 12 | Briar Cliff University

Social Work Ethics Conference

 Friday, October 12
 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 Saint Francis Center

Workshopping Ethics: Using frameworks to arrive at principled decisions in micro and macro social work practice

October 12, 2018 9 am - noon Briar Cliff University - St. Francis Center Sioux City, IA $40


Event Summary

Making ethical decisions in social work practice can be overwhelming. This workshop will teach participants three ethical decision making models that can be used in micro or macro practice. Liz Rembold and Julia Kleinschmit will guide participants through interactive application of the models using social work cases. Ethics can be a dry topic, but in this juicy workshop, participants will dig in and walk out with new skills, ideas, and colleagues they can turn to when wrestling with ethical dilemmas.

Learning Objectives

1- Compare ethical decision making models 2- Apply models to micro and macro practice situations 3- Identify emerging areas of ethical concern when it comes to social work practice

Cost & CEUs

This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers in Iowa and Nebraska. Participants who complete the workshop are eligible for 3 contact hours of credit toward social work licensure. It also meets the requirement for Social Work Ethics. For University of Iowa current social work students, faculty, adjuncts, and field instructors the workshop is FREE. For all others, the cost of the workshop is $40.

About the Presenters:

Julia Kleinschmit: Julia is a Clinical Associate Professor for the University of Iowa’s School of Social Work. She leads the Sioux City and Online Part-Time MSW programs. Julia is licensed as a CSW in Nebraska. Her practice experience is in the macro arenas of program development and evaluation, grantwriting, and community organizing. Julia’s interests include effective approaches to reducing homelessness, Disproportionate Minority Contact—especially in reducing the number of children of color in child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Other interests include: practice in rural communities, sustainable agriculture, meeting facilitation, and increasing diversity in the workforce. Julia lives in Nebraska, works in Iowa, and plays in South Dakota. She roots for the Huskers, Hawkeyes, and the Coyotes.

Liz Rembold: Liz is the director of the social work department and assistant professor of social work at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, IA. She received her B.A from the University of South Dakota and her M.S.W from the University of Iowa. She is licensed as an LISW in Iowa and CSW-PIP in South Dakota. Liz worked for almost 15 years in mental health in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Her practice experience has been with children, families, and adults. Her interests include infant and early childhood mental health, serious emotional disturbance in children, suicide prevention, and child welfare. Liz is a member of the Community Initiative for Native Children and Families (CINCF), the Memorial March to Honor Lost Children planning committee, and Comprehensive Strategies. She currently resides in Yankton, SD with her husband Josh and their three daughters.

 Contact Liz Rembold: (712) 279-5458 or