Ethical Issues when Serving Vulnerable Populations

Friday, 21 May 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

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Friday, 21 May 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Ethical Issues when Serving Vulnerable Populations

Presented by Gary U. Behrman, PhD, LCSW

3.0 Clock Hours 

*** This course meets the Ethics requirement for licensure renewal. ***

Building resilience with vulnerable populations requires knowledge, skills and values that are sensitive to their needs and context. Vulnerable populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, low-income children, the elderly, homeless, those with HIV and other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness. During this workshop participants will address these issues with practical applications.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify what it means to be vulnerable, understanding, empathic, ethical 
  • Explore how vulnerable populations can be disenfranchised in the healthcare system posing ethical issues.
  • Understand the role of character in acting ethical

NASW Missouri Chapter

The National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter is the largest professional association of social workers in the state, with over 1,400 members. Our members represent NASW throughout the state, living and working in rural, suburban, and urban counties. Our members work in wide range of settings among diverse populations. The Missouri Chapter office is located in in downtown Jefferson City, just blocks from the Capital Building. We are a non-profit professional membership organization for degreed social workers as well as students matriculating through Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited schools.

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Gary Behrman
PhD, MSW, M.Div., LCSW

Gary U. Behrman, PhD, MSW, M.Div., LCSW was an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Saint Louis University (SLU) Schools of Social Work, Allied Health, and Medicine for 29 years. Dr. Behrman is recognized for his expertise as clinician, educator, and consultant, and has a private practice in St. Louis metropolitan area. He has extensive training in trauma recovery and served as a first responder for numerous crisis events around the country, including an assignment at Ground Zero following the attacks on 9/11 and with Ferguson/Florissant, MO School District following the unrest of 2014. His research and publications are in aging holistically and identifying trauma symptoms in aging populations.

About Gary Behrman

PhD, MSW, M.Div., LCSW