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Ethical Considerations in Clinical Work with Young Children

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Date: Friday, November 15, 2013

Course #: W664

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $90.00

Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 SWCEUs; Approval pending by the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program


All clinicians are confronted with ethical dilemmas in their work, and there are unique complexities in clinical work with young children. Issues of reporting of abuse and neglect, informed consent, and confidentiality are part and parcel of this work, and often give rise to concerns of competing interests and questions about the best course of action. This workshop will introduce an ethical framework, informed by the NASW Code of Ethics, to be used to discuss situations that give thoughtful clinicians pause. It is designed for social workers and other professionals working with young children in a variety of settings.


Margaret M. Brett, A.M., LCSW

Margaret M. Brett, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with 25 years of clinical experience with young children and their families in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, children advocacy centers, and mental health programs. Currently, she provides infant and early childhood mental health consultation to preschool and Birth to Three programs in Chicago and south suburban Cook County, presents professional development and family education workshops, and has a private practice in Palos Heights.

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