Spirtual Life Services

Continuing Education Opportunities

The Spiritual Life Department at Willis-Knighton offers continuing education opportunities to help pastors and others involved in spiritual life duties enhance their skills and gain understanding of pastoral care in the hospital setting. Check the Classes & Events to see current educational opportunities presented by the Spiritual Life Department.

We will also let you know about opportunities in the community that may be of interest to you.  

Here is a workshop that is open to all professionals and may be useful for clergy:

Edith Farrell Memorial Institute - Effective and Ethical Social Work Practice in the Age of Facebook and Twitter
Presented by Alisa Lear. LCSW, ACSW and Vonnie Hawkins, LCSW
June 24, 2011
8:45 am – 4:15 pm.
Registration begins at 8:15 am. (Shreveport)

Willis-Knighton Medical Center
Steen Hall Eye Institute - Back Section
2611 Greenwood Rd.
Shreveport, LA

Social media applications like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have hundreds of millions of users and it is a sure bet that social workers and their clients are using it. This raises personal, professional and ethical considerations for social workers on how, whether and why to use or not to use these tools. There will be an introductory look at the growing world of social media and how it is being used for cause advocacy and organizing for social change. Instructions on how to prevent unintentional sharing of private information and identify potential ethical traps in today’s online world will be shared. There are unique challenges and opportunities presented by the use of technology and social media in both practitioner’s and client’s lives. This workshop will examine ways for clinicians to effectively use technology in their practice. Furthermore, the implications for the use of technology as it relates to the profession’s core values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence will be discussed. Participants will be able to explore practices they must incorporate into their professional and personal lives to maintain ethical standards at the intersection of Social Work and Social Media.

3.0 Clinical and 3.0 Ethical hours. Pre-registration deadline is 6/17/11. Limited to 100 participants.

NOTE: This Edith Farrell Memorial Institute is open to other professionals for registration at the cost of $100.00.

There will be no certificates issued to these attendees. NASW Members, NASW Non-Members and other professional needing CEU certificates will need to register as a NASW member or Non Member at the appropriate registration fee.

Call 1-800-899-1984 to register.