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COVID-19 and Ethical Practice:
Lessons Learned

Online Live Webinar: Real-Time, Interactive Training

Workshop Information

The past two years and the challenges that lie ahead are something that we as social workers will not soon forget.  They presented us with unique challenges and opportunities as individuals and as a profession.  Never have we had a time in which we experienced the same challenges as our clients.  Never have we shared the same challenges as other social workers around the globe, simultaneously.  COVID 19, racial unrest, the political climate and the expansion of social media forced us to take some unprecedented immediate actions but also forced us to slow down and reflect. 

During this session, we will spend time reflecting on the past two years, including lessons learned.  What is the impact on these occurrences on the profession? We’ll get into it and leave with some opportunities individually and collectively, to move the profession forward in a manner that honors diversity, that is just and that promotes the highest standards of ethical practice.

Course Level: Beginner

Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals

Date: Saturday, April 2 2022

Time: Sign-In: 9:30am EST – Workshop: 9:45am-1:00pm EST

Location: Online, Live, Real-Time & Interactive Webinar via Zoom – Category I CE Credits (same as in-person!)

Cost (includes 3.0  ETHICS CE Credits):

$69 early registration through March 5

$79 after March 5, 2022

$55 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more (Click HERE to register a group)

Registration: Registration closes 1 hour prior to the training. Participants may register online (click Register Now below to visit the Group Registration Page for group of 3+) or by Mail.

Presenter: Dawn Hobdy, MSW – Vice President, Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion at NASW

CE Credits: 3.0 Category I ETHICS MD and DC Social Work CE Credits (same as in-person) – See below for credit details

Dawn Hobdy, MSW

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Dawn Hobdy, MSW is Vice President, Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion at the National Association of Social Workers. Ms. Hobdy has 21 years of experience developing ethics courses and conducting trainings. She presents at numerous conferences around the country and has served on various task forces including the ASWB International Technology Task Force, the NASW & ASWB Technology Standards Task Force, and the NASW Code of Ethics Revisions Task Force. She currently serves as the Ethics Commissioner for the International Federation of Social Workers. Ms. Hobdy is Adjunct Professor in the graduate program of the Howard University School of Social Work. Her research and teaching interests include social gerontology and ethics. Ms. Hobdy began her career in gerontology serving several years as Director of Social Services in a long-term care setting as well as providing case management for seniors of the DC Wavier program. Ms. Hobdy received her MSW degree from Howard University and her BS degree in Communications from Syracuse University.


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After attending this course, participants will be able to…

  1. Recognize the most significant occurrences of the past two years that had the greatest impact on the profession

  2. Examine lessons learned

  3. Demonstrate how to apply those lessons to ensure high standards of ethical practice

  4. Identify the revisions in the NASW Code of Ethics related to cultural competence and self-care


All attendees receive Maryland and DC Social Work CE credits. These credits are accepted for:

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors

  • Maryland Social Workers

  • Maryland Psychologists

  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors

  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals

  • DC Social Workers

  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors

  • Virginia Social Workers

  • West Virginia Social Workers

  • New Jersey Social Workers

  • Alabama Social Workers

  • Don't see your licensure listed here? Contact your licensing board and ask if they accept Maryland or DC Social Work approved credits. Many states automatically accept credits approved by another state licensing board.

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CE Credits). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.  For more information please visit our FAQ page.


We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state’s laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please send us an email at or complete our Contact Us form. 



Course Interaction & System Requirements: 

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

Minimum System requirements:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

  • A computer or device to watch AND listen to the training as well as type questions or responses into the Zoom chat function (view full list of compatible devices and supported operating systems

Strongly Recommended: 

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth

  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in, USB plug-in, or:

​View the FULL LIST of compatible operating systems and system requirements.

Course Completion Requirements:

To earn CE Credit attendees must fulfill the following:

  1. Login to the training (Zoom) on time and ensure that you first and last name are showing in Zoom (message staff if unsure or need help).

  2. Complete a separate Virtual Sign-In Sheet by training start time (link provided in Zoom).

  3. Attend training in full and participate.

  4. Complete online evaluation at conclusion (link provided in Zoom).


If all of the above criteria are met your CE certificate will be emailed to you within 7 days of training completion.

Refund and Cancellations:
To request a refund or cancellation please submit the required information through our Contact page. Please visit our Terms of Service for full refund and cancellation policies.

Please email or submit a Contact form to request an accommodation at least 30 days prior to the training you wish to attend.

Complaints or Grievances: 
All complaints or concerns must be submitted in writing by:

Submitting a Contact Form

Emailing concerns to

An email will be sent to acknowledge receipt and complaints will be responded to within 30 days. For full MD CEU Institute Grievance policy information visit our Terms of Service page.