Ethical conduct and legal issues related to the practice of social work will be the focus of a West Virginia University-led workshop this week in Beckley.

Legal Issues for Social Workis the theme of the continuing education workshop, which will be from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Tamarack Center in Beckley.

The workshop will discuss the full range of client issues for social workers, including informed consent, court testimony, referrals to attorneys and what happens when services to clients are terminated.

Jennifer Powell, JD/ MSW , will lead the workshop.

Cost is $75 and includes all training materials and lunch.

The conference has also been approved for 7.5 continuing education contact hours for licensed social workers in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. That approval has been granted through WVU s Division of Social Work in the School of Applied Social Sciences Division of Social Work. The school and discipline are housed in the Eberly of College of Arts and Sciences.

Social workers from other states should contact their respective licensure boards regarding approval prior to registering for this event.

Tamarack is located near Exit 45 of I-77/I-64 (the West Virginia Turnpike), at One Tamarack Park, Beckley. For more information and more detailed directions, please see

For conference information, contact Charlotte Whipkey in the Division of Social Work at or 304-293-3501 ext. 3109. Visit more information on WVU s continuing education programs in social work.