Continuing Education Workshop

Faith, Ethics, and Health

Approved for 6 CEU's (includes 3 for the Ethics requirement) for Social Workers
Approved for 6 CEU's for Pharmacists
Approval pending for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

Cedarville University Social Work Department is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (provider number RSX071402).

Program Description

This training is designed to give social workers, counselors, therapists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals additional insight into the impact of faith/spirituality on health and wellness. It will also address ethical issues related to healthcare, cultural competence, mental health and spirituality, and the role of faith in drug abuse treatment.

Program Objectives

As a result of this training participants will:

  • Understand the fundamental ethics and principles that inform the helping professions
  • Respect the importance of valuing culture in healthcare
  • Examine personal background, ethics, and beliefs that impact cultural competence
  • Identify methods of overcoming cross-cultural barriers and apply cross-cultural communication strategies
  • Understand the barriers in discussing faith in healthcare
  • Utilize tools to ethically assess and treat the spiritual needs of clients
  • Describe the process of diagnosis and management of depression, explain the key concepts that are important to the ethics of treatment
  • Understand the impact of drug use/abuse on the family and society
  • Compare beliefs about drug use/abuse among different religions/faiths and recognize the influence religion has in preventing drug abuse
  • Recognize the influence religion/spirituality has in the counseling and recovery process