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Incorporating Behavioral Economics in Service Delivery: A Training for Human Service Providers

January 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

via Zoom Video Conferencing
2.0 Category I CEUs

Presented by:
Benjamin Temin, M.Ed., CRC, WIP-C, Coordinator for Economic Sufficiency, Jewish Community Services

Financial social work is “a behavioral model that moves clients beyond basic needs with a psychosocial, multidisciplinary approach focused on the thoughts, feelings and attitudes that determine each person’s relationship to and behavior with money.” (Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW, Founder, Center for Financial Social Work).

Rooted in an understanding of Behavioral Economics, financial social work techniques are crucial to helping clients attain a healthier financial future and achieve wellness yet are often absent or underutilized in service delivery. This workshop explores the key principles of behavioral economics and provides valuable techniques that can be incorporated into your work with clients.

As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Learn basic Behavioral Economics (BE) principles and how they differ from traditional economic theories.
  • Understand how applying BE principles to personal finance can enhance stability and encourage positive financial choices.
  • Explore how individuals learn spending and saving habits through family, friends, media, and values.
  • Become familiar with therapeutic modalities for boosting motivation and behavioral change.
  • Be prepared to incorporate BE in service delivery including therapy, case management, employment support, and psychiatric rehabilitation.

General Public: $50.00
Jewish Day School Educators/JCS Retirees: $40.00
JCS Staff/JCS Board & Council Members/ Staff of Associated Agencies: FREE

Jewish Community Services is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Continuing Education for social workers (psychologists and licensed professional counselors). Jewish Community Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Funding for this series is made possible by a grant from The Kolker-Saxon-Hallock Family Foundation.


January 11, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Zoom Conferencing
MD United States
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