When we come across a list of clinicians whose licenses were suspended or revoked for ethical infractions, we can’t help feeling curious. What did they do? We may try to seek comfort in the idea that their behavior must be very different from our own. But each of them, like us, has likely been trained in the values of social work and has the NASW Code of Ethics as a guide. In this illuminating presentation, Mrs. Omabu Okafor uses real case examples to reveal specific actions that precipitated practitioners’ descent from sound ethical practice into professional misconduct. Moreover, she helps us to evaluate and strengthen our own ethical practice by providing ways to assess and monitor ethical aspects our professional conduct.

Ravita T. Omabu Okafor practices psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults through her private practice in Knightdale, NC. Previously, Mrs. Omabu Okafor worked with community mental health agencies. She is Chair of NASW-NC’s Ethics Committee and is an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics. Mrs. Omabu Okafor is a UNC-CH’s School of Social Work alumnus.