Continuing Education for Social Workers: Professional Boundaries and Ethics (Relationships with Clients)


May 15, 2023 | 8:30 am -

May 15, 2023 | 10:30 am



Each Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) must complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each triennial registration period. Commonpoint Queens is proud to offer continuing education courses for our community!

Professional Boundaries and Ethics – Part 2 – Relationships with Clients*
Monday, May 15, 2023, 8:30AM – 10:30 AM, two contact hours
This course satisfies two hours of the new NYS CEU.

Instructors: Jane C. Bardavid, LCSW, Private Practice, Former Director, CAPE Mental Health Clinic
Debra Ilberman, LCSW, Assistant Vice-President of Mental Health Services, Commonpoint Queens
Jordana Davidson, LCSW, Program Director of Outreach and Clinical Services, CAPE; Administrative Supervisor, Commonpoint Queens Adolescent Clinic
Jeri Mendelsohn, LCSW, Consultant; Former Executive Vice-President & CEO, Samuel Field Y & Central Queens Y

We will continue our work on professional boundaries and ethics. With the completion of both the April 24th CEU on Online Considerations along with the second workshop focusing on Boundaries and Ethics in Relationships with Clients, the NYS CEU standard will be met. Boundary and ethical considerations play critical roles in the relationship between social workers and the people we serve, providing the limits that allow for supportive connections that are based on the client’s needs. How the worker sets the ethical boundaries and expectations of the relationship will manifest itself in responses regarding gifts, use of self and intentional and unintentional sharing between worker and client, as well as relationships following the termination of services. Each instructor will provide case examples, pose ethical dilemmas, and discuss this significant, evolving element in maintaining professional boundaries and ethical practice.

This session will take place virtually and pre-registration is required.  If you’d like to register for a class, please fill out our form and submit payment below. If you are a Commonpoint Queens staff member please register by clicking here (please – only use this form if you are a Commonpoint Queens staff member!). ($50 Fee Per Class – two contact hours unless otherwise indicated)

The cost for each CEU course is $50, and $25 for DGMH partnering organizations of Commonpoint Queens. These organizations include:
Peter Cardella Senior Center
Rego Park Senior Center
Self-Help Benjamin Rosenthal ISC
Sunnyside Community Services
Theodora Jackson NSC
Self-Help Clearview NSC
Elmhurst Jackson Heights NSCA
Maspeth Senior Center
Pomonok Senior Center
Gural JCC