SWOC Presents: The Ethical Issues of the LCSW Process: What you need to know

Clinical Title:  The Ethical Issues of the LCSW Process: What you need to know

Date:                March 7, 2020
Time:               10am-1pm.  Registration starts at 9:30am | 1 CE
Presenter:     Stacy Triumph, MSS, MLSP, HSV, LCSW
Location:       Simon Gratz High School-Mastery Charter, 1798 W. Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19140
***Free Parking is available***

Have you thought about becoming an LCSW?  Have you thought it costs too much money to get it accomplished? If you answered yes to both questions, then you want to attend this workshop.

This workshop will increase your knowledge about the LCSW process to reduce the amount of time, money, and energy that you spend.  You won’t regret coming but will if you miss out.  Take the time to invest in yourself, you are worth it!!!


Social Workers who are interested in pursuing a license are operating under the NASW Ethical Value of Competence.

  • Value: Competence
  • Ethical Principle: Social Workers practice within their areas of competence, develop, and enhance their professional expertise.  Social Workers should continually strive to increase their professional knowledge, skills, and to apply them in practice.  Social Workers should aspire to contribute to the knowledge base of the profession.
  • See section 1.04 of the Code of Ethics listed below:
    Competence (a) Social workers should provide services and represent themselves as competent only within the boundaries of their education, training, license, certification, consultation received, supervised experience, or other relevant professional experience. (b) Social workers should provide services in substantive areas or use intervention techniques or approaches that are new to them only after engaging in appropriate study, training, consultation, and supervision from people who are competent in those interventions or techniques. (c) When generally recognized standards do not exist with respect to an emerging area of practice, social workers should exercise careful judgment and take responsible steps (including appropriate education, research, training, consultation, and supervision) to ensure the competence of their work and to protect clients from harm.

As Social Workers, we have a responsibility to uphold, represent, and advance the values of the profession and to help the profession make social services available to the general public.  Pursuing licensure is a way for Social Workers to engage in a lifelong learning to maintain competence as well as maintaining not only a high level of professional integrity but a high degree of professionalism throughout their careers.

In short, pursuing an LCSW is not only ethical in nature, it helps to strengthen the profession of social work in general, thus assuring that clients receive culturally-ethically responsive services by a qualified social service professional (LCSW).

Again, this workshop will assist reducing the stress, time, and money spent by Social Workers who are pursuing their LCSW.  We will be covering the LCSW process in PA and offering 1 CEU for Ethics for the event.


(By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to)

  1. Re-state 3-4 requirements associated with engaging in clinical supervision
  2. Describe the qualifications
  3. Re-state the number of hours required for clinical supervision
  4. Engage in practice activity for completing the LCSW application

About the Presenter:
Stacy Triumph is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of experience working with children, families, couples, and senior citizens in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Her clinical experience focuses on academic issues, trauma, child welfare (e.g. adoption/foster care), depression, anxiety, administrative, mental/emotional/behavioral dysfunction, sexual violence, relationship issues, LGBTQ concerns, and other life transitions. In addition to her professional certifications Stacy earned a Masters of Social Services and a Masters of Law and Social Policy at Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

Participants who attend this program must be present for its entirety in order to get the continuing education credits.

Cancellation Policy:
There is a $5 non-refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program. No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours’ notice is given for this program.

Continuing Education Credits:

FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for credits. Attendance at programs or courses given at state and national social work association conferences, where the criteria for membership is an academic degree in social work, are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)4)

PSCSW Members - Before you begin any registration, you must log in to the website to pay the member rate. If you register without logging in, you will pay at the nonmember rate. If you need assistance logging in, please contact the PSCSW office at: pscsw@pscsw.org.


  • March 7, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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