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Episode 115 - Dr. Allan Barsky: Online Social Work with Individuals, Families, and Groups: Ethical Issues and Responses

Monday, March 18, 2013, 8:53:54 AM

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As more social work practitioners and educators incorporate the online environment into their work, it is essential that they understand the associated ethical implications. In this episode, Dr. Allan Barsky explores managing the ethical and practice issues related to online social work practice. His discussion includes topics on confidentiality, professional boundaries, competence, informed consent, documentation, and work with high-risk clients.

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Average Rating: 5stars  great podcast in a climate of changing communications, Thursday, February 07, 2019

By Margaret Simkins :

I very much appreciated Dr. Barsky outlining the risks and benefits of using online technologies in social work in regard to accessibility, confidentiality, safety, and security for clients and practitioners. Since this recording, the NASW has updated practice requirements of online work in the Code of Ethics, and Dr. Barsky’s analysis reflects many of the changes. I loved his suggestions of trying out tools with agency members (role-playing) before using with clients and talking to people who have used tools to see what works and what challenges them.

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