Archive for August, 2014

Reflections of a Latino in the Social Work Profession (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course offers a first-hand account of personal and professional observations from a Latino in the social work profession.   Alejandro Garcia, Ph.D., is a Professor at Syracuse University’s School of Social Work.  In the reading, Dr. Garcia discusses his own formative experiences while growing up in South Texas, pursuing his social work studies, and working for the NASW.  He also offers reflections on the social work profession.

“One concern is that one’s personal experiences are of no value to anyone else and, therefore, do not need to be recorded in any way.  The problem with this kind of thinking is that the individual determines the value of such information, rather than allowing other interested parties to participate in that assessment.” -Alejandro Garcia, Ph.D.  What would your first-hand account look like?  What would your reflections be?

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.    This course does not meet CE requirements for National Certified Counselors. Read the complete description of this course…..


End-of-Life Issues in the US after Terri Schiavo: Implications for Social Work Practice (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the Terri Schiavo case and the complexity of end-of-life decision-making and euthanasia.  The course offers an analysis of changing American perceptions of physician-assisted suicide and includes four approaches to policy practice.  Ethical issues of end-of-life, self-determination, advocacy, and patient rights are explored.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course does not meet the ethics requirement for National Certified Counselors. Read the complete description of this course…..


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