Concordia Graduate & Continuing Studies is an approved provider of social work continuing education for MN (MNBSW) and ND (NDBSWE).
Welcome to our course on Articulating the Role of Social Work.
Over 100 years as a profession, and yet the important roles of social work are often misunderstood and underestimated. We will explore how the confusion about social work roles might impact our clients and potentially their outcomes. Research has revealed some reasons behind this confusion and identified strategies to improve public awareness and educate other disciplines. Defining the roles we play, and the knowledge and skills we offer, will better serve our clients and others that serve them.
We will discuss how undefined roles might impact client outcomes and our abilities to intervene, and strategies toward improved understanding. Videos will guide you through the information and intermittent quizzes will afford you the opportunity to verify your understanding of the material.
Identify factors that create and perpetuate the misunderstanding of our profession
Understand how clearly defining the role of social work impacts client outcomes
Explore strategies to improve public and professional understanding of the role of social workers
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Dr. Laurie Dahley, PhD, MSW/LISW
Laurie Dahley has over 40 years in a career in social work and brings her practice experience along with her academic research to this presentation. With decades of working with multi-disciplinary teams and clients, she has seen how the perception of the role of social work impacts clients and team members. She brings stories from the field, as well as what literature tells us, to assist the participant in understanding how each professional has a role to play in defining our role in various practice settings. Dr. Dahley has served on the Minnesota Board of Social Work as well as serving as President of the Minnesota Social Service Association. She is on faculty at Concordia College’s Social Work Program and makes her home in the beautiful lakes area in Minnesota.
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