This workshop will explore novel and emerging ethical issues arising out of social workers' growing use of online interventions, electronic communications, and social media. Building on introductory ethics concepts, the conference will examine ethical issues related to social workers' use of social networking sites, online therapy, chat rooms, moderated forums, Web-based psychoeducation, self-guided Web-based intervention, video conferencing, telephone therapy, avatar therapy, expert systems, email exchanges, text messages, and client blogs. The conference will focus on key ethical and risk-management issues related to privacy, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, boundaries, and documentation, among others. Dr. Reamer will make extensive use of case material.
At the conclusion of this workshop participants should be able to:
• Identify challenging ethical issues and dilemmas in professionals’ use of digital technology, distance (remote) services, and social media
• Implement ethical decision-making frameworks and protocols
• Identify ethical issues that pose malpractice and liability risks
• Implement strategies to protect clients and practitioners
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