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The Ethics of Social Work Self-Care: The Power of Pause
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When: Friday May 22, 2020
Where: Live Webinar

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Implications for Social Work Practice During and After COVID-19 NASW-TN Webinar Series

Webinar One : The Ethics of Social Work Self-Care: The Power of Pause

Presenter Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S

3.0 CEUs in Ethics

Social Workers often have increasing demands in our positions during "normal times" much less a pandemic.  Many social workers find themselves now working from home while children are likewise home and out of school, often needing educational or other needs assistance. Some social workers are in direct front-line positions and others are offering essential in-person services, significantly increasing their own risk of exposure or that of their families. The need for self-care can easily fall to the wayside for a social worker amidst the chaos of an ever-evolving crisis.  Caring for self is often not as highly regarded as an integral part of social work practice when the needs of those we are working with are spiraling.

However social work self-care, or the lack of it, can very much be an ethical issue directly effecting competent social work practice.  This three hour webinar will explore ways in which social workers can understand more about the power of pause for self-care as not only an ethical issue, but an essential component for helping cope with the daily trauma of COVID-19 and its aftermath.  Participants will come to understand the various forms of secondary trauma and how these can be better negated with diligent self-care. Resources and opportunities for self-care will be provided during this webinar, where social workers can both learn and experience the power of pause at various levels to integrate self-care into more ethical and balanced social work practice.

 Learning Objectives:

1.  Identify at least two ethical implications for social work practice, and how these may be greater impacted during and after COVID-19. 

2.  Compare and contrast the various types of secondary trauma and their implications on social work practice and self-care. 

3.  Explore the unique roles of social workers both during and after COVID-19 that may interfere with adequate self-care.

4.  Learn and be able to implement at least three self-care strategies at various levels of pause to integrate into social work practice. 


Materials Needed:

Please have several sheets of paper as well as markers, crayons or colored pencils/pens to utilize during the presentation. 


About Our Presenter: Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S has been a social worker and therapist for over thirty years, first in Murfreesboro and then Smyrna, Tn. She worked in community mental health for the majority of that time, entering private practice in late 2016.  Ms. Langley (Jamie) specializes in working with children, teens and their families; most often using play and other expressive therapies, both indoors as well as outside in nature whenever the opportunity arises. Most recently her clinical work has transferred to telehealth services due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Ms. Langley (Jamie) is a co-founder and current president of the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy and enjoys supervising therapists towards their Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential. In addition to her clinical practice, Ms. Langley (Jamie) teaches adjunct at two universities and has also delved into writing projects.  Her most recent publication was a chapter on "Utilizing Games to Build Resilience with Children Impacted by Divorce" in the 3rd edition of Game Play: The Therapeutic Use of Games with Children and Adolescents (2020) by Charles Schaefer, Ph.D. and Jessica Stone, Ph. D. (eds.) Ms. Langley (Jamie) is also a frequent presenter where she enjoys sharing her clinical experience and the healing powers of play, creativity and nature.

NASW Members $50
Non-Members $75


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