Ellen Craine

Counseling, Consulting and Training

Navigation Assistance Through Your Social Work Ethical Dilemmas




Member Spotlight

Happy Friday! It's time for a very exciting Member Spotlight! 🔦 NASW-Michigan member Ellen M. Craine, JD, LMSW-Clinical and Macro, ACSW, INHC, is a co-author of a new book, "Women Who Dream," that was just released on Wednesday and is already a #1 Amazon International Best-Seller! Ellen is also the co-author of another #1 International Bestselling book on Amazon, "Women Who Empower," through the Impact Book Series and Kate Butler books. She has been an active member of NASW since 1982 and served on the NASW-Michigan Board as the Region 10 Representative as well as on the Ethics Committee for several years. In "Women Who Dream," she shares some of her personal journey from her first year surviving breast cancer and how her experiences have ignited a passion in her to support others on their journey regardless of prognosis: purchase book here. Please join us in congratulating and honoring Ellen! 🥳

Testimonials from "Navigating the Social Work Ethics Maze: The 5 Pillars for Consideration" class

From 2023 Workshop

“Ellen did an excellent job of facilitating and engaging participants in the discussion throughout her presentation!”

“I look forward to another session with Ms. Craine!”

“I am thankful for this training! Useful information that will change how I practice!”

Testimonials from "What Social Workers Need to Know About Subpoenas and Ethics" class

"Great Experience" past participant

“Best ethics course ever and I learned so much about subpoenas.” - Workshop Participant April 2018

“Presenter is very experienced – good class experiences in looking in the Code for guidance.” - Workshop Participant April 2018

“Excellent information . . . Great job!” - Workshop Participant April 2018

“This presenter IS your BEST INSTRUCTOR!” - Workshop Participant April 2018

“The case studies i.e. varies situation(s) is/are very great.” - Workshop Participant April 2018

Testimonials from: "Ethical and Legal Issues in Domestic Abuse for Social Workers"

"Very informative. The seminar really broadened my horizons relating to domestic violence.” Seminar participant

“Great presentation!” Seminar participant

“The instructor reminded me of knowing the importance of the Code and consultation.” Seminar participant

Testimonials from: "Developing Informed Consent Forms: What Social Workers Need to Know"

Ellen gave an outstanding presentation to my MSW class on the Ethical Dimensions of Informed Consent. Her presentation was very thorough, interesting, and informative and the MSW students were highly engaged. I highly recommend Ellen as an Ethics trainer as presenter, trainer, and consultant. Susan, Adjunct Professor at U of M School Social Work

“This was very helpful! THANK YOU!!!”

“Great seminar!”

Testimonials from: "Legal and Ethical Issues with Informed Consent and Telehealth"

from workshop 2022

Great information

I was very interested in the session and the presenter clearly discussed the topic. I was glad to be able to ask questions ...

She was outstanding

Great handouts and information

Very Impressive

Highly informative and helpful!

Testimonials from: "Legal and Ethical Issues with Informed Consent and Telehealth"

The presenter’s style and PowerPoint was engaging and kept me interested.

I really enjoy Ellen’s trainings. She is knowledgeable and does and great job presenting. The material is very applicable to my daily work and I feel like I learn new things each time that I will use in my daily work.

I enjoyed the presenter and the thorough explanations of the course materials

The presenter was engaging and knowledgeable and the information felt current and relevant.

Testimonials from: "Success Principles for Social Workers: A Self-Care Workdshop"

I greatly appreciate these brief helpful trainings. They are very helpful and can be squeezed into my busy schedule.

Ellen is an excellent trainer. Content was very useful. It is important to have Ellen present more ethics trainings

thank you for your time! I greatly appreciate the opportunity to continue developing my skills and knowledge.

I liked the strategies she provided for immediate use.

Great content for a one hour session

The instructor actively engaged the audience, hard to do in virtual setting but she did it well.

Testimonials from: "How Does the NASW Code of Ethics Guide Us In the Area of Social Justice?"

Thank you for offering a chance to get ethics CEUs. They are hard to come by.


She is a "sure bet" every time. She not only has an extensive knowledge background, but does a great job of presenting the information in a digestible way.

Very capable presenter, great resources

Loved the interaction and specificity of applying the code.


"Thank you again for speaking with the group this afternoon. It was a very informative and enlightening conversation, and having the right information is empowering of good practice- in my opinion. I can't thank you enough for sharing your expertise." N. M., LLMSW

Testimonials from Counseling

"I appreciate your help and professionalism...." E.E

Testimonials from Consulting

"I wanted to reach out to thank you for your time.... You have such great knowledge with writing and the Code of Ethics information. I look forward to learning more..." Social Work Ethics Consulting Client March, 2023

"Thank you again for meeting with me - your guidance was invaluable and I really learned a lot throughout the process."





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