Certificate in Aging - Effective Social Work Practice with Older Adults
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The registration period has closed for this event.

This module focuses on the impact effective social work practice with older adults. Particular attention will be given to discharge planning, ethical decision making, addressing ethical dilemmas, and interventions for addressing common ethical dilemmas. According to the CSWE (2015), “Practitioners in aging respect the worth, dignity, and integrity of all older people and advocate for their self-determination, access to services, and ethical application of technology”. Practitioners must be ethical when engaging in social work practice with aging adults. “To ensure ethical practice, they use self-reflection, self-regulation, and supervision, consultation, and lifelong learning to address how their attitudes and biases about aging and older adults may influence their personal and professional values and behaviors” (CSWE, 2015).


Shanika Wilson

Dr. Wilson received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Connecticut-Storrs, Masters of Science in Social Work (MSSW) with a concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Doctor of Social Work (DSW) with a concentration in Clinical Practice and Leadership from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) and was Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of North Carolina. She is currently LCSW in the state of Florida. Dr. Wilson resides in Central Florida. 

Her direct practice includes providing mental health and substance abuse therapy to individuals, groups, and families. She has experience working at a university student health center, university counseling center, private practice, and in community mental health agencies.

Registration open through 5/20/2020 11:45 PM

Registration is $125.00

Continuing Education
CEU: Units - 2.5
Contact Hours: Hours - 25

Share This

About Us
The North Carolina Central University Continuing Education Division offers lifelong learning opportunities. Course activities include workshops, conferences, seminars, short programs, courses, and other structured educational experiences for students. Most programs offer certificates, though learners receive no college degree credits. The activities are designed for life enrichment and agency certification renewal if applicable. Courses offered include in-service training for teachers, health workers, and other professions, corporate-sponsored training, training programs for units of government or industry, and personal enrichment programs.


North Carolina Central University

712 Cecil Street
Durham, NC 27707

Click here for directions