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Ethical Humility in Social Work

About the Course

Exploration of the history of the concept of Ethical Humility and its implications for Social Work practice. This course explores the nature of ethical humility and its relevance to social work practice.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Ethical Humility in Social Work created by Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D. in 2023.

Publication Date:

International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics Volume 19, Number 3 2022

Course Material Author

Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Frederic Reamer is professor in the graduate program, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. His teaching and research focus on professional ethics, criminal justice, mental health, health care, and public policy. Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings. He chaired the national task force that wrote the Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers in 1996 and recently served on the code revision task force. Dr. Reamer also chaired the national task force sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and Clinical Social Work Association that developed technology standards for the profession. Dr. Reamer has lectured nationally and internationally on social work and professional ethics.

Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Michele Rose, LCSW

A seasoned therapist with 28 years of experience as of 2023, Michele has worked in hospital settings and with major health care provider networks within Health Education departments where she coordinated and taught workshops for Insomnia, Depression and Mind-Body stress management. Michele has worked as a psychotherapy consultant at adult health care programs supervising unlicensed social workers and has developed, supervised, and trained other therapists in supplying therapy for Anxiety, Mind-Body stress, and Insomnia.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the quality where practitioners are less than absolutely certain about their moral instincts and judgments, and its implications for relationships between client and social worker, as well as organizational structures based upon awareness of the importance of ethical or morally humble position.
  2. Identify how awareness that moral insights and judgments may be unknown to a practitioner can improve outcomes with a. individuals, b. groups and c. within organizations.
  3. Describe 1 change that the provider can make to improve their ethical humility and 1. potential impact this may have on their effectiveness with clients, be they individual, groups, communities or organizations.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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