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Ethics and Boundaries: Leveraging Cultural Humility to Recognize Bias and Remove the Disguise

Ethics and Boundaries: Leveraging Cultural Humility to Recognize Bias and Remove the Disguise

Do you know me?  How can I trust that you are someone that understands me, my culture, and will speak to the needs of diversity, equity, and inclusion when asked? Emotions impact the decisions we make, including the ‘good’, the ‘bad’, and the ‘ugly’ influencers that rest in the deep areas of our mind: heuristics. We say we are not biased individuals but the reality; our underlying thoughts and emotions are based on preconceptions and lived experience. Participants will engage in self-reflective activities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, different abilities, and intersectionality.  Oppression, discrimination, power and control, and historical and structural racism, and privilege will be featured as it relates to the helping professions. We will take a deep dive into the cognitive biases that are subconsciously impacting your decision making, your role as a helper, and may be disguising your awareness, discernment, and your perceptions when making the best decisions. We will explore how these biases affect your personal relationships, judgments regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion, and the day-to-day responses in working with others. Let's take a journey to provide clarity; removing the bias within your frame of reference. Use of group discussions and personal reflection will foster understanding of ethical, reflective practice with clients, personal diversity, and skill level in cultural humility, and increasing knowledge of diverse cultures within the helping professions.


Upon completion of this course attendees will earn 6 Category I Contact Hours, including 6 Ethics Hours.



  • Arrival time is 8:50am; Training is 9:00am - 4:30pm EST
  • This is a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.



Dana Johnson, MSW, CAPSW

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $120
Non-Member       $156



This will be a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.


Registration deadline: February 28, 2024



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.    


Event Type:Training


Early registration ends on Nov 20, 2023.
Regular registration starts on Nov 21, 2023 and ends on Feb 28, 2024.
Late registration starts on Feb 29, 2024.
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