Continuing Education

ChatGPT and AI for Social Workers

Build a Deep Understanding of AI and Learn Practical Applications in Social Work

Social Work Education

About The Course

Course Title: ChatGPT and AI for Social Workers

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the fundamental principles and applications of AI in Social Work and ways to effectively integrate AI technologies into your practice.

  2. Critically analyze the ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI in Social Work, empowering you to navigate potential risks and make informed decisions in your professional role.

  3. Demonstrate practical skills in utilizing ChatGPT for various Social Work domains, such as communication facilitation, predictive analytics, and customized interactions, enhancing your ability to provide client-centered and evidence-based interventions.

  4. Evaluate the limitations and challenges of AI adoption in Social Work, equipping you to mitigate potential biases, address accessibility issues, and uphold human judgment while leveraging AI technologies.

  5. Identify future trends and advancements in AI and ChatGPT, enabling you to adapt to an AI-driven landscape and contribute to policy discussions and innovations in Social work Practice.

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Course Outline

Section 1: Introduction to AI and ChatGPT

  • Understanding the basics of AI and its evolution, exploring different types of AI technologies such as Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.
  • Introduction to ChatGPT and its various versions (GPT-1 to GPT-4), along with practical activities to interact with ChatGPT.

Section 2: Ethical Considerations in Using AI in Social Work

  • Comprehensive overview of AI ethics, addressing privacy, confidentiality, and bias issues.
  • Fostering discussions on the challenges of over-reliance on AI and the importance of maintaining human judgment in social work practice.

Section 3: Effective Use of ChatGPT and AI in Social Work

  • Case studies highlighting the use of ChatGPT for communication facilitation and predictive analytics across diverse populations, including children and families, mental health, school, medical, and geriatric social work.
  • A hands-on workshop to design custom interactions with ChatGPT tailored to specific social work fields.

Section 4: Challenges and Limitations of Using AI in Social Work

  • In-depth exploration of technical limitations of AI and the significance of digital literacy in the social work community.
  • Examination of accessibility issues, the “black box” problem, and the crucial role of trust in AI systems.

Section 5: The Future of AI and ChatGPT in Social Work

  • Analysis of emerging trends and advancements in AI and ChatGPT, discussing policy implications and preparing social workers for an AI-driven future.
  • Guest lectures from innovators in AI for social work, envisioning future practice with AI and ChatGPT through reflective activities.

BONUS: ChatGPT Prompt Library for Social Workers

  • Access 100+ ChatGPT prompts to help you make the most of your interactions with the AI model!
  • Includes prompts for: Assessment and Screening, Therapeutic Interventions, Psychoeducation, Case Management, Cultural Competencies, Ethical Decision Making, Policy and Advocacy and more.

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Other Details

Learning Method: Recorded asynchronous distance (non-interactive). This course includes a recorded video and access to the presented resources.

Amount of CE Credit Offered: 3 credits (general)

Fees: This course is free.

Posttest: Following the course, the participant will take a 30 question posttest. A score of 70% correct is required to pass and obtain a certificate. If you do not pass the posttest, it can be re-taken after fully reviewing the materials again. 

Certificate of CompletionIn order to receive a certificate of completion, you must indicate that you’ve watched the entire video portion of the course, earn a passing grade on the test, and complete the requested course evaluation.

Target Audience: 

Masters and Clinical level licensees pursuing continuing education.

Content Level:

Both beginning and intermediate-level content are included in this course.

Course Creation Date: 7/1/23 

Requesting Accessibility Accommodations:

Please email [email protected] to request accessibility accommodations.

ACE Approval Statement: 

Agents of Change, #1919, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 7/26/2023 – 7/26/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.

System Requirements:

  • The most recent version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge browser
  • Javascript enabled
  • PDF plugin
  • Graphic and audio output capability
  • Broadband internet connection with a minimum speed of 5Mbps (recommended)
  • TLS 1.2 supported by your web browser

Refund PolicyIn general, refunds will not be provided. However, if you do have any concerns or grievances, please contact us at the email address below. Registrants who do not complete their course(s) will not receive a refund. Registrants who purchased the course but did not achieve a passing grade will not receive a refund. The Agents of Change Grievance Policy can be viewed here.

Cancellation Policy: If an Agents of Change Continuing Education course is canceled, a full refund will be provided to all participants.

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Instructor Bio

Meagan Mitchell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been providing individualized and group instruction for over 5 years.

Meagan is an experienced School Social Worker with a demonstrated history of working in education.

Meagan is skilled in Early Childhood Education, Conflict Resolution, Interventions, and Management. Strong community and social services professional with a Masters of Social Work focused in Interpersonal Practice with Children, Youth, and Families in Society from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

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Instructor Bio

Alex Mitchell – I’ve been a product leader at 5+ scaling technology startups and have founded or co-founded several startups of my own, including Agents of Change with my wife Meagan Mitchell.

I’m passionate about new and emerging technologies and helping as many people as possible around the world access and utilize them effectively.

I look forward to exploring this topic together and helping you change your (potential) apprehension around AI + ChatGPT into excitement! 

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