Social workers encounter complex ethics challenges throughout their careers. Common dilemmas concern the limits of clients' confidentiality rights; complex boundary issues and dual relationships; conflicts of interest; technology use when serving clients; documentation decisions; and termination of services, among others. Dr. Frederic Reamer will draw on pioneering research—known as The Invisible Gorilla
research agenda--demonstrating the likelihood that even the most thoughtful practitioners may fail to recognize compelling challenges they encounter. Dr. Reamer will facilitate discussion of common ethical dilemmas in social work; ethical decision-making protocols; and practical strategies designed to protect clients and practitioners.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to
- Identify common ethical dilemmas in social work
- Use ethical decision-making protocols
- Apply relevant ethical standards
- Implement risk management strategies to protect clients and practitioners