Social Work Education
About The Course
Course Title: Ethics and Boundaries with Technology
Learning Method: Record asynchronous distance (non-interactive). This course includes a recorded video and access to the presented resources.
Amount of CE Credit Offered: 1.5 credits (general)
Fees: This course can be purchased individually for $25 or as part of an annual unlimited continuing education subscription available for $99/year.
Posttest: Following the course, the participant will take a 15 question posttest. A score of 70% correct is required to pass and obtain a certificate. If you do not pass the posttest, it can be re-taken after fully reviewing the materials again.
Certificate of Completion: In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must indicate that you’ve watched the entire video portion of the course, earn a passing grade on the test, and complete the requested course evaluation.
Description of the Course:
This course will cover the ethical considerations and boundaries that social workers need to navigate when using technology in their practice. Topics will include confidentiality and privacy, boundaries with clients, and the responsible use of technology in therapy. Through discussions and case studies, participants will gain an understanding of the ethical guidelines and best practices for using technology in social work. This course will provide social workers with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively and ethically use technology in their practice.
- Describe the ethical considerations and potential risks associated with using technology in social work practice.
- Identify and apply ethical principles and standards for the use of technology in social work, including principles of confidentiality and informed consent.
- Develop strategies for maintaining appropriate boundaries and managing potential conflicts of interest when using technology in social work practice.
- Apply relevant laws and regulations related to the use of technology in social work, including laws governing electronic communication and the protection of client information.
- Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to incorporate technology into social work practice in a way that is ethical, effective, and consistent with the profession’s values and goals.
Masters and Clinical level licensees pursuing continuing education.
Intermediate-level content is included in this course.
Meagan Mitchell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been providing individualized and group instruction for over 5 years.
Meagan is an experienced School Social Worker with a demonstrated history of working in education.
Meagan is skilled in Early Childhood Education, Conflict Resolution, Interventions, and Management. Strong community and social services professional with a Masters of Social Work focused in Interpersonal Practice with Children, Youth, and Families in Society from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.
“Ethics and Boundaries with Technology” covers several important concepts and theories related to human behavior in the social environment. Participants will learn about the ethical considerations and boundaries that social workers need to navigate when using technology in their practice. This includes topics such as confidentiality and privacy, which are essential to maintaining trust and ensuring the safety of clients.
Social workers will also learn about appropriate boundaries regarding technology use with clients, which are crucial to maintaining professional relationships and avoiding potential ethical violations.
Additionally, the course will provide social workers with knowledge and skills related to generalist and clinical social work practice. Participants will learn how to use technology in a responsible and effective manner to enhance their practice, as well as how to avoid common pitfalls and ethical dilemmas that may arise when using technology in social work.
The course will also cover social work ethics: Participants will learn about the ethical guidelines and best practices for using technology in social work, as well as how to navigate ethical challenges and dilemmas that may arise in the course of their work.
Overall, the course will provide social workers with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively and ethically use technology in their practice, while also upholding the ethical principles and values that are essential to the profession of social work.
Course Creation Date: 3/23/23
Requesting Accessibility Accommodations:
Please email [email protected] to request accessibility accommodations.
ACE Approval Statement: (Approval is pending)
Conducting Risk and Safety Assessments, Course [pending #], is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Agents of Change as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: [pending]. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 general continuing education credits.
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Refund Policy: In general, refunds will not be provided. However, if you do have any concerns or grievances, please contact us at the email address below. Registrants who do not complete their course(s) will not receive a refund. Registrants who purchased the course but did not achieve a passing grade will not receive a refund. The Agents of Change Grievance Policy can be viewed here.
Cancellation Policy: If an Agents of Change Continuing Education course is canceled, a full refund will be provided to all participants.
Please email [email protected] with any questions about the course.