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Ethical Slippery Slopes: From good intentions to blurred boundaries






Course Information

Title: Ethical Slippery Slopes: From good intentions to blurred boundaries


Course start date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 5:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Check-in will start at 5:00 P.M



Registration & Payment




The registration period has closed for this event.

Registration cost: $79.00


Last day to register: 3/7/2023 3:00 PM




Course Description

Ethical violations are not typically due to a professional forgetting or purposely ignoring “the rules.” Instead many ethical breaches occur because a professional stepped onto a slippery slope that led to the violation. In this workshop we are going to study situations that can unintentionally lead to violations, and explore tools to avoid or minimize risk, with a focus on good intentions, professional time mismanagement, and blurred boundaries.




· Participants will be able to describe trends and patterns in social service professional ethical views and violations.

· Participants will be able to identify behaviors and situations that can breach or protect client confidentiality.

· Participants will be able to recognize the ethical risks of, and mitigation of, professional time mismanagement.

· Participants will be able to describe the national definitions of multiple relationships and identify tools to maintain professional boundaries.




Stacy Simera, MSSA, LISW-S, is an independently licensed social worker in the state of Ohio. Simera provides therapy at a private practice, facilitates psycho-educational programming at a multiple sclerosis clinic, conducts continuing education workshops for a variety of venues, volunteers within public health, and is the recipient of several social work awards. Simera's experience in supervision includes the provision of field supervision and serving as field placement liaison for several universities and she served on an ad-hoc supervision advisory committee for her state licensing board.


CEU: Units - 3 in ethics.


Please note that attendees must be present for the entirety of the course to obtain credit.

  • Check-in will start at 5:00 P.M.


Professional Approvals

CASAL is a Sponsored Provider for continuing education through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. The approval number for this course is MCST03230540.

CASAL is also approved as a provider of continuing education for psychologists by the Ohio Psychological Association Office of Mandatory Continuing Education (OPA-MCE). Our Approved Provider # is 340966056.

CSU Alumni

Contact your College or School for information regarding available Alumni discount programs. Email cecasal@csuohio.edu


Disability Services

Cleveland State University serves hundreds of students with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, chronic health issues, attention deficit disorders, psychological conditions, visual impairments, mobility impairments, and hearing impairments. Anyone requesting accommodations due to a disability should make her or his request through the Office of Disability Services. Cleveland State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Refund Policy

Cleveland State University Division of Continuing and Extended Education Cancellation Refund Policy.


Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business days before the start of the first class. There are no refunds for a cancellation with less than 48 hours' notice. After class starts, there are no changes or cancellations. Credit card refunds take 7-10 business days to show up on your credit card statement. Cash refunds by check take 10 to 14 business days to process.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the course email cecasal@csuohio.edu or call (216) 523-7234.



This course is a live webinar.

The webinar information will be included in the confirmation email.


If you are having trouble finding the location the day of the event please call the event organizer at 216.387.2142


Thank you very much for your registration to the course.

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