The Eye on Ethics Series, created by Social Work Today magazine, is written by the highly respected Fredric Reamer, Ph.D.
Course One includes the following brief ethics articles:
Developing a Social Media Ethics Policy
Novel Boundary Challenges: Social Networking
The Challenge of Electronic Communication
The Expanding Use of Computer-Based Services in Clinical Social Work
In this course, the author reviews ethical challenges that present themselves in the new age of electronic communication, email, text messaging, computer-based services, and social media. Safeguards and ethical guidelines are discussed.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Electronic Communication and Ethics (Eye on Ethics Series-Course One) created by Frederic G. Reamer, PhD in 2011.
Course Material Author
Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
Frederic G. Reamer, PhD, is a professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College. He is the author of many books and articles, and his research has addressed mental health, healthcare, criminal justice, and professional ethics.
Frederic G. Reamer, PhD authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about ethics in the age of electronic communication, use of social media and computer-based services. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Review ethical challenges presented by the use of social media, computer-based services, and electronic communication.
Describe potential risks to clients and the therapeutic relationship in such ethical breaches.
Present ways to safeguard against ethical breaches when employing the use of social media, computer-based services, and electronic communication.
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Course Material Author
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Course Creator: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
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