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'Boundary Setting for the Helping Professions' with John Vassello
Tompkins County Public Library
Ithaca, NY
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'Boundary Setting for the Helping Professions' with John Vassello
Often in human services, ethical decisions arent black or white.  How do you make decisions in the gray area? How do use professional values as a guide? Is there a systematic method for determining - and embarking - on the most ethical course of action?  

This workshop for health and human services professionals will review and discuss the values and ethics that guide professional practice. Applying some concepts from social work, it will provide participants with practical, useful tools for ethical decision making.

Attendees will:
Learn the definitions of values and ethics
Discuss what happens when different professional ethics conflict with each other
Discuss real world ethical dilemmas and how they would handle them
Learn about tools to assist with decision-making in ethical dilemmas
The importance of utilizing the word NO
Develop skills for boundary setting around self-care

John Vassello, MSW, LCSW is the Associate Director of Field Education and Admissions in the Binghamton University Department of Social Work. He also serves as the Continuing Education Coordinator.

Prior to his current position, he worked as a medical social worker. He provided social work services in the emergency department, taught crisis prevention and management, and served on the hospital diversity and inclusion council. John provided crisis intervention and support to displaced individuals and families at several local shelters during the 2011 Broome County flood.

As Community School Coordinator in the Broome County Promise Zone, John worked with diverse students and families to create new and meaningful school and community partnerships. He also developed a successful summer arts program for local at-risk youth in partnership with a local theater. John earned his BA and his MSW from Binghamton University.

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Tompkins County Public Library (View)
101 E. Green Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
United States


Education > Workshops

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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