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Maintaining an
Ethical Inner  Balance

One-Day Conference

Desert Nature


March 20th, 2024

8:30am MST - 4:30pm MST

Face to Face Event


3 CE Credits in Ethics

3 CE Credits in Cultural Diversity


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Hosted and brought to you by the Borderland CEU Enhancement Social Work Committee in partnership with the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso (DRIEP), a program of the Borderland Rainbow Center.


This event is being offered to enhance knowledge and skills to maintain ethical standards while working within the context of a divisive climate. Come learn from legal professionals as well as local helping professionals on best practices and ethical implications for work with your clients!

Founded in 2017, our committee is made up of  social workers from within the El Paso community. Our goal is to provide our local community of  helping  professionals the opportunity to attend meaningful and relevant workshops/conferences and obtain continuing education units for their professional licensure requirements. Come and learn from experts about these topics and network with other local professionals.

Event Details and Registration

Maintaining an Ethical Inner Balance

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

8:30 AM – 4:30PM Mountain Time

Two-Session Conference

EPCC Administrative Service Center

9050 Viscount, Blvd

El Paso, TX 79925​


Social Workers, LPC's, LMFT's, students and other professionals working in or planning to work in physical health & mental health care settings or any other human organization settings.

CONFERENCE MORNING SESSION- 8:50am to 12:10pm with 20 minute break

Cultural Humility and Ethical Practice: Why it’s Okay to Not Know Everything!

Presented by Dr. Robert M. Ortega, MSW, PhD, Associate Dean for Educational Programs at The University of Michigan School of Social Work

This workshop grounds participants in cultural humility in practice and connects it firmly within an ethics framework. Participants will explore the real challenges of working cross-culturally with clients and in their workspace.



In this workshop participants will be able to:
1. Define cultural humility
2. Examine core skills for demonstrating cultural humility
3. Describe the relationship between cultural humility and ethical practice
4. Describe at least one example of how cultural humility and ethical practice can improve their working relationships.



CONFERENCE AFTERNOON SESSION- 12:55pm to 4:15pm with 20 minute break

Panel Discussion- Social Workers Incorporating Cultural Diversity in Various Settings

Panelists include social workers from Private practice, schools, Academia, Military, Non-Profit & For Profit

This panel discussion will aim to enrich social worker’s understanding, skills, and attitudes towards cultural diversity, enhancing their ability to provide effective and culturally sensitive support to diverse client populations. Themes of the panel will focus on advocacy and social justice, reflective practice and self-awareness, and promoting inclusive practice.



In this panel session, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss advocating for equity and social justice, recognizing and addressing systemic barriers that affect diverse communities.

2. Apply self-reflection to recognize their own cultural biases, fostering continuous personal growth and professional development.

3. Describe methods to create inclusive environments that embrace diversity, ensuring that social work practices accommodate and honor cultural differences.

For the full agenda, click here. Agenda may be subject to change.

Registration starting at $70, and $15 for students

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