Training & Supervision

(Professional CEUs provided by Rathbone & Associates)

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Trainings for mental health and other health professionals who value learning  and professional development.

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Common Ethical Missteps and How Social Workers, Psychologists and Counselors Can Avoid Them

Michael Heitt, PsyD

Online, live and interactive

Friday, March 5, 2021
9:15 AM- 12:30 PM

3 Category 1 ETHICS CEUs*


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Social workers, psychologists and counselors have to constantly balance clinical, interpersonal and situation information in every interaction with their clients. Unfortunately, all too often, clinicians lose sight of their guiding ethics or forget laws that regulate their practice, and they find themselves in difficult situations that with appropriate foresight could have been avoided. De-identified and conglomerated cases will be presented, an integrative model of ethical decision making will be prtesented, and participants will be guided through potential missteps so you can avoid them in your practice.

Learning objectives:

Workshop participants will:

  1. Discuss various models of ethical reasoning
  2. Compare and contrast Codes of Ethics for psychologists, social workers and counselors
  3. Review relevant State laws and regulations
  4. Discuss common ethical and legal missteps and pitfalls that clinicians frequently encounter in clinical practice and generate strategies to avoid them from occurring.


Dr. Michael Heitt is a licensed psychologist in private practice. The primary focus of his clinical and consultative activities center around working with physicians, executives and other professionals who are dealing with personal and occupational challenges. He frequently consults to small and mid-size companies on a variety of workplace and organizational issues, and is recognized by local Courts as being an expert witness in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Heitt has presented internationally on topics ranging from workplace violence and professional impairment to human resources and personnel development, as well as topics such as psychological ethics, disaster psychiatry and clinical assessment. He is a former Chair and current Member of the Maryland Psychological Association’s (MPA) Ethics Committee the Colleague Assistance Program.

Dr. Heitt earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 1996. He has served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Loyola University Maryland. Additionally, he is the instructor for the Maryland State Jurisprudence Licensure Exam preparatory course offered by MPA and an on-line ethics course on boundaries.

Supervising for Culturally Responsive Social Work Practice

Gisele Ferretto, MSW, LCSW-C

Online, live and interactive

Friday, April 23, 2021
9:15 AM- 12:30 PM

3 Category 1 Supervision CEUs*


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It is necessary, but often uncomfortable, for behavioral health professionals to challenge themselves to further develop competency in culturally response practice. Overwhelmingly, the research shows that Supervisors have an essential role in effective client outcomes and workforce development. The purpose of this workshop is to explore supervision strategies that develop culturally responsive skills, self-awareness, and professional use of self in their workforce. Content will cover the following topics: elements of culturally responsive practice, the impact of implicit bias on practice and client outcomes, creating the space in supervision for enhancing self-reflection and improved practice. This three-hour workshop will satisfy the three Supervision CEU BSWE requirements.

Objectives: Participants will:

  • Explore role of supervision when delivering services to diverse clients and working with diverse co-workers.
  • Develop supervision strategies to improve critical thinking, self-awareness, and culturally responsive professional practice of their workforce.
  • Demonstrate an understanding to instruct supervisees on culturally responsive practice.
  • Examine the Use of Professional Self, including subjugated self and privileged self for enhancing culturally responsive practice.
  • Review the National and State standards and expectations for Effective Supervision.

About the Presenter

Gisele Ferretto, MSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Instructor at University of Maryland School of Social Work has over 35 years of social work experience in both clinical and macro practice areas. Her areas of expertise include: policy and leadership development, field education, child welfare practice, professional ethics, confidentiality, and curriculum development.

Currently, Ms. Ferretto is the Manager for Field Education Training for the Office of Field Education. In addition, she supports the instruction of students in the Title IV-E Education for Public Child Welfare and promise Heights Program. Her work at the SSW over the past 22 years includes administrative positions in the Office of Field Education, Title IV-E Education for Public Child Welfare Program, Child Welfare Academy, and Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS).

Prior to coming to the SSW she served as administrator at the Maryland Department of Human Resources for 11 years in the following programs: Child Protective Services, Office of Equal Opportunity, and Office of Staff Development and Training. Many key policy initiatives developed by Ms. Ferretto are still in effect and address the following topic areas: mental injury; fair hearing process; screening of child maltreatment; confidentiality; risk and safety assessment; child abuse and neglect prevention and services; family violence; and sexual harassment prevention.

*Continuing Education Information

Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content. These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. Please contact your state board for verification of reciprocity with other states and professions. In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.

Rathbone & Associates is a sponsor of continuing education credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rathbone & Associates maintains responsibility for the program content.


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