Ethics and Clinical Social Work

Ethics and Clinical Social Work (ECSW) is a bioethics continuing education (CE) program for social workers. The ECSW was developed by the Lynch Center in 2014 in response to the need of the social work community, both institutionally and across the Mid-Atlantic region, for acquiring CE credits in bioethics. The course is held over two consecutive evenings on-site at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. 

The ECSW is accredited by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)* and maintains the following course objectives:

  1. Participants will recognize the ethical nature of complexities arising in patient care
  2. Develop an understanding of the history of ethical relevance in social work
  3. Identify ethical components in clinical social work cases and the benefits of collaborative work with bioethics resources

The ECSW is held yearly and the next program will be in 2020. For more information, please contact Kahlia Kéita at [email protected]

*The ECSW is approved by the NASW for 6 continuing education hours in bioethics. Accreditation numbers are provided to participants who complete the course in order to claim education credits.

Program Fees
Standard: (all regionally practicing, licensed social workers) $50
MedStar Associate: $30 (20% discount)