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When: September 18, 2019, Wednesday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; arrive at 9:30 a.m. to sign in

Where: All lectures take place at Northwest Area Health Education Center; Deacon Tower Learning Center 475 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27105  Google Map

Fees: $25.00 per CLS Workshop; Workshops are free of charge to current students, faculty, staff, and field instructors of UNC-CH School of Social Work (discount taken during online registration)

CEs: The workshop will provide 2 CEs from Northwest AHEC

(if you have specific questions about CEs, please contact Northwest AHEC at 336-713-7700)

Description: This session will focus on the ethical issues related to boundary crossings and violations in our work. The reasons why these occur will be explored and how to address them with teams, mentors, supervisors, and other resources will be discussed. The role of self- assessment and self-awareness will be considered along with the need for self-care in doing this work well and professionally. NOTE: This program may be counted towards ethics requirements for license renewal.


Trainer: Risa Hanau has worked with hospice since 1993 and with Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) since 2004. With HPCG she has had many roles and currently serves as the Palliative Care Team Social Worker and Clinical Educator. She is a seasoned presenter and teacher in the area of end-of-life and ethics. By training Risa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.



Learning Objectives: Participants completing this event will be able to:

  1. Articulate an understanding of boundaries in the helping professions and how to identify crossings and violations.
  2. Understand the role of self-assessment and self-awareness as it relates to professional practice and maintaining boundaries.
  3. Describe mechanisms to discuss, process, and manage boundaries to ensure ethical and successful practice.


Each Winston-Salem Clinical Lecture Series event provides the following credit: 2.0 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC, 2.0 contact hours of (Category A) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists, 2.0 contact hours from the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. Northwest AHEC, ACEP No. 5465 and UNC School of Social Work, ACEP No. 6642 are cosponsors of this program. This co-sponsorship has been submitted for approval to NBCC. Both ACEPs are responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.


Refund Policy: No refunds are given but registration can be transferred to a colleague for the same event.

Please contact Theresa Palmer at or 336-416-5096 to make arrangements.