Electronic Communication and Ethics (Eye on Ethics Series-Course One)

About the Course:

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.

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Frederic G. Reamer, PhD

About the Author:

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.

Recommended For:

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.

Course Objectives:

  1. Review ethical challenges presented by the use of social media, computer-based services, and electronic communication.

  2. Describe potential risks to clients and the therapeutic relationship in such ethical breaches.

  3. 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 Number: 101833
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online
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