Practice Settings, The Profession, and Society, Oh My!: A Look into Our Ethical Obligations from The Code of Ethics

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bend-redmond-scenerySaturday, May 23rd, 9AM – 2:30PM
St. Charles Medical Center
2500 NE Neff Road
Bend, OR 97701

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This workshop has been approved for 4 Ethics CE’s by the NASW Oregon Chapter.

  • Presented by Matthew Schobert, M.Div., LCSW and Delmar de la Torre Stone, LMSW

  • Workshop Overview

    Part 1:
    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Participants will be able to:
    (1) Review Section 6.04 of the NASW Code of Ethics
    (2) Learn the breadth of policies advocated for by NASW lobbyists (Social Work Speaks, 10th Edition)
    (3) Discuss ethical implications regarding marijuana legalization, death with dignity and other controversial policy positions.*Lunch on Your Own*Part 2:
    12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Participants will be able to:
    (1) Identify two ethical responsibilities of social work administrative practice
    (2) Identify two ways to make contributions that advance the social work profession
    (3) Identify two resources to inform social work advocacy
  • About Matthew Schobert, M.Div., LCSW and Delmar de la Torre Stone, LMSW

    Matthew Schobert, M.Div., LCSW, is the current President of the Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Matthew previously served on the NASW-OR Board of Directors as the Vice President from 2013-2015. Before moving to Oregon in 2011, Matthew was an active member in the NASW-TX Chapter from 2006-2011. During those years, he served as a board member, officer, and on a variety of committees and advisory groups, including as a member of the NASW-TX Ethics Committee. Matthew currently works as the Director of Chaplain & Social Work Professional Services at the VA Portland Health Care System.Outside of work and NASW, Matthew and his wife are raising two young children and are very active in the life and community of St. James Lutheran Church in downtown Portland.Delmar de la Torre Stone, LMSW, is the Executive Director of the Oregon and Idaho Chapters of the National Association of Social Workers. He lobbies the Idaho Legislature, directs the NASW Oregon Government Relations Team and has served as a manager of a US Congressional campaign as well as in elected party offices in the Republican and Democratic parties. He has numerous newspaper articles published based on the NASW Code of Ethics and Social Work Speaks and is Editor of the regional social worker e-news site Delmar resides in Portland, Oregon and Nampa, Idaho.