Ethics and Technology

About the 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.

Publication Date:

Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics 2018


Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Harbeck Voshel, ACSW, LMSW

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.

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

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

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Course Number: 102377
Credit Hours: 2cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1.5cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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Format: Online Article
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