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04/06/18 The Ethics of Dual Relationships in Rural Communities

Start Date: April 06, 2018
End Date: April 06, 2018


The Ethics of Dual Relationships in Rural Communities (meets three hours Ethics Requirement for renewal)

Friday, April 6, 2018

with Tracy A. Pritchard, MSW, LISW-S

Associate Lecturer,

Social Work Child Welfare UPP Campus Coordinator



Understand the difference between boundary violations and boundary crossings in a dual relationship in the rural community.  The rural practitioner will be presented with best practice standards to follow when making ethical decisions concerning dual relationships.



  1. Clarify what is a “dual relationship”.
  1. Understand what is unique in rural practice or service.
  1. Learn what professional Codes of Ethics say about dual relationships.
  1. Learn what licensure boards say about dual relationships.
  1. Discuss which above entity (Code of Ethics or Licensure Rules) takes priority in making ethical decisions.
  1. Discern between a boundary violation and a boundary crossing.
  1. Explore different models for evaluating ethical and dual relationship issues.
  1.  Examine the standards of best practice when making ethical decisions concerning dual relationships.                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Tentative room assignment based on enrollment is Elson Hall 186. Registration and check in 8:15-8:30 a.m. All sessions begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and end at 11:45 a.m.


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