Episode 160 - Dr. Faye Mishna: It Just Crept In: The Digital Age and Its Implications for Social Work Practice

Monday, February 02, 2015, 8:35:57 AM

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In this episode, our guest Dr. Faye Mishna discusses her research examining social workers' experiences and how communication technology has entered their daily practice. Existing literature has highlighted the risks involved, but Dr. Mishna recommends that social workers rethink the restrictions and attempt to maximize the potential that may be present. Based on her research, she makes practical suggestions and discusses practice implications of embracing this technology.

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Average Rating: 5stars  excellent topic, Sunday, January 31, 2016

By Amy :

This interview was very thoughtful and relevant to social workers as well as clients. The topic of technology is important to consider because it can be extremely useful and convenient, but also if used in an unprofessional manner, could be detrimental. As mentioned, clients who can not get ahold of their therapist may feel abandoned and can cause re-traumatization. I think it is great that many therapists are embracing technology and using different means to communicate and make themselves available to their clients. It creates a level of security and trust that I feel is helpful to the client/therapist relationship. This is also an important topic to incorporate into education because the use of technology can cause ethical issues completely by accident. The more we talk about these issues that arise, the more we can help each other to use technology for the better and avoid doing any harm.

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Average Rating: 4stars  tech in review , Monday, February 02, 2015

By Carey :

I found it very liberating that Dr. Mishna talks about how since technology is so integrated with society that we can't just fight it now. As practitioners, we have to use technology to our advantage to help our clients: she talks about using texting to better contact our clients or reading a clients journal online. She also talks about the struggled faced with having a facebood or negative information about us on the internet. I thought it was very clever to respond by put

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