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Ethics and trauma workshop Monday


Debra Minsky-Kelly

September 10, 2020

The Social Work Department is offering a workshop, Ethics and Boundaries in Trauma Work: Unique Challenges and Opportunities, from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 14, on Zoom. This virtual event is free for Carthage faculty, staff, and students and is being offered for a fee to the community.

Attend the workshop on Zoom

The subject of trauma is gaining more attention as a significant public health issue. Social workers and other mental health professionals are on the front lines of addressing the multitude of social ills that result from trauma exposure. This workshop examines the unique ethical questions raised by our work with trauma survivors.

Participants will explore the adequacy of current definitions of trauma and ways our profession can address traumatizing effects of toxic stressors such as racism, poverty and other forms of oppression. The unique ethical and boundary questions raised by trauma work will be reviewed. This presentation will look at ethical issues of trauma work through a social justice lens.

This workshop meets the ethics requirement for licensed mental health professionals in the state of Wisconsin, and attendees who need these may receive four CEUs for attending the entire program. 


Social Work Department


Debbie Minsky-Kelly,