Decision Making in Social Work

Tess Neal, PhD & Emily Denne

1.5 Hours | 1.5 CEs

Research Opportunity for Social Workers

Dear Colleague:


Greetings from Arizona State University!  We hope that you will join us in learning more about the profession. We would appreciate your time and attention, and offer in return 1.5 free Continuing Education credits for your participation in this dynamic and didactic training. 


This project is being performed to better understand how social workers come to conclusions and make decisions. It also includes personalized feedback to help you understand your own behaviors, and a didactic portion at the end with video instruction. We believe this project has the potential to assist in solving problems faced by many social work experts. You are invited to participate if you are a social worker at any stage of your career.


This self-paced training program on Decision Making in Social Work is free. You will receive 1.5 hours of Continuing Education credits for your participation. Should you choose to engage this opportunity, you will first participate in a dynamic and interactive session (roughly 45 min) in which you read materials from a case and make judgments about the material, followed by tailored feedback about your performance and suggestions for how to improve your expert judgment. Then, a video (roughly 45 min) will follow. Upon completion, you will be able to access your continuing education certificate for 1.5 CEs hours. 

If you are willing to help by responding to the questions on this survey, we are happy to share the results. If you need clarification, or have questions, or would like a summary of the results, please contact Emily Denne at the email address listed below. Thank you for your time and your attention to this request.  We hope you join us in this project.


Warm regards,


Tess M.S. Neal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Arizona State University  
                    & Emily Denne
PhD Student in Law and Psychology
Arizona State University


Learning Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of several different cognitive processes in decision making

  • Describe the practice of making legally-relevant decisions

  • Describe how to improve decision making

  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced course is intended for social workers.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level practitioners.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.