On-Demand CE Training

ODL 235: Resilience and Ethics: Supporting Our Helping Professionals

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Created on 10/20/2024

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


Since the pandemic, helping professionals have experienced record levels of burnout, stress and compassion fatigue.  While many trainings focus on self-care, this training focuses on exploring the concept of resilience.  During this course created to support our helping professionals,  participants will have the opportunity to learn about their own individual resilience through various exercises.  In addition, we explore the definition and four categories of resilience.  We also review our ethical obligations as helping professionals to build our own resilience around ethics of self-care and other critical principles, helping our clients with their resilience, warning signs that our tanks are low, and tips and tricks to fill them back up. Participants will walk through creating their own plan to build resilience and will finish with free tools to use both professionally and personally. 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • State the definition of resilience and how we have an ethical obligation to ensure we are caring for ourselves.
  • Identify the four categories of individual resilience.
  • Identify strategies to build resilience with our clients and within ourselves as helping professionals.


Jessica Patterson, LMSW, DSW and CEU Creations Educational Manager

Jessica Patterson, LMSW, DSW, is a licensed social worker with over ten years of experience working in different systems. Jessica has a strong passion for teaching, training, and professional development. She also has a strong background around creating trauma informed systems, social emotional behavioral health and the implementation of community and individual support systems. 

Jessica has created and facilitated many professional development trainings throughout her career. Jessica’s role at CEU Creations includes developing curriculum, working with licensure boards, and presenting at various CE trainings. 

Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree in organizational management and sociology from Ashford University. She received her Master’s in Social Work from University of Iowa and her Doctoral degree in Social Work from Capella University. Jessica is a licensed Social Worker through the state of Iowa. Jessica currently lives in Iowa with her husband, four children, two dogs, and cat. Any spare moment that Jessica has is usually spent running or reading.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 1 Ethics CE Credit
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 1 Contact Hour
National Association of Social Work- New Jersey- 1 Ethics CE Credit
Case Managers
CCMC – 1 Ethics Hour
California Board of Registered Nursing – 1 Contact Hour
1 Ethics Hour or 1 Contact Hour*
NBCC ACEP – 1 Contact Hour
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 1 Contact Hour

* Some states do not require/accept ethics hours for counselors, for those cases contact hours will be awarded.

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.