Nashville ETHICS workshop

Friday June 23, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

University of Tennessee College of Social Work
Nashville Campus
193 Polk Ave, Nashville, TN 37210

TCSW Member: $40.00

Sean P. Muldoon, LCSW
Clinical Services Manager
Operation Stand Down Tennessee

 Ethical Considerations in Healthy Therapeutic Relationships

Regardless of the focus of your clinical practice, case work or counseling, the relationship between client and social worker has always been an essential ingredient in the helping/change process. Today’s social work practice gives much focus to techniques, best practices, and outcomes while often not providing enough attention to the importance of what occurs between client and social worker. The consequence for clients can be ineffective, unprofessional, and unethical care and for the social worker stress, burnout and disciplinary action.

This workshop is designed to give you the information and tools needed to effectively identify and address those issues that arise and will compromise establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with your clients. As a result of this workshop, participants will increase their awareness of the ethical challenges of and tools to address:

  • Transference and Counter-transference
  • Parallel Processes
  • Use of self and self-disclosure
  • Boundaries

About Our Presenter:

Sean P. Muldoon, LCSW, is the Clinical Services Manager at Operation Stand Down Tennessee providing clinical oversight and consultation to the agency’s homeless Veterans’ Services and Clinical Internships.   With 37 years’ experience as a social worker, he has worked with adolescents, adults, couples and family on issues including substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, housing, and HIV /AIDS. Sean has served in a variety of direct service, supervisory and administrative roles in community-based, non-profit and private, for profit organizations. Sean enjoys the role of educator, has been an adjunct professor in social work at Belmont University and provided several professional and community trainings. Throughout his career he has participated in a number of community planning / advocacy bodies addressing concerns with Veterans, homelessness, HIV, TennCare and addiction. 

Our Nashville workshop is generously hosted by the University of Tennessee College of Social Work - Nashville Campus

TCSW's Statewide Sponsors 2017

Camelot Care Centers, Inc.

TN Head Start Association & State Collaborative