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Ethics and Technology

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About the Course:

Online Course

Social workers have been increasingly using technology to deliver services to clients, communicate with clients, gather information about clients, communicate with and about colleagues, and educate students and practitioners new ethical challenges come to the forefront. Recently, these dramatic changes in the ways that social workers use technology have led to major efforts to develop new ethical standards in the profession. This course discusses the importance of developing risk management strategies and contains recommendations for the ethical use of social media.
There are two articles that must be read for this course.
Please Note: As with most of our courses based on freely-available online articles, we have no business relationship with the authors of the course materials for this course.

This course is based on the article, Ethical Standards for Social Workers’ Use of Technology: Emerging Consensus created by Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D. in 2018 and the article, Social Media & Social Work Ethics: Determining Best Practices in an Ambiguous Reality created by Elizabeth Harbeck Voshel, ACSW, LMSW et al. in 2015.

Publication Date:

Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics 2018

Course Material Authors

Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Dr. Reamer is a professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island. He has published articles and books on professional ethics and has also lectured nationally on the topic.

Elizabeth Harbeck Voshel, ACSW, LMSW

Elizabeth Voshel worked has an associate clinical professor and director of field instruction with the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. She has been a leader in the school’s integrative learning effort and teaches a capstone seminar. Voshel has presented nationally and internationally on field instruction curriculum and social work ethics and was employed for 22 years by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Course Creator

Maximillian Schwanekamp, Esq.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for all behavioral health providers. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify three ethical issues associated with using technology

  2. Recognize ways to create a professional online profile.

  3. List concerns for supervisors using technology to supervise new clinicians.

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Ethical Standards for Social Workers' Use of Technology: Emerging Consensus

Both of these articles are needed to answer the exam questions

References begin on page 78.

Social Media & Social Work Ethics: Determining Best Practices in an Ambiguous Reality

Both of these articles are needed to answer the exam questions

References begin on page 75.

Alternate for reaching Social Media & Social Work Ethics: Determining Best Practices in an Amiguous Reality

This article begins on page 67.

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Course Number 102377
  • 2 credit hours
  • NBCC: 1.5 credit hour

  • Online
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