Michaela Rinkel, Ph.D., is a member of the faculty at the School of Social Work, Hawai`i Pacific University where she directs the BSW program and teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She has more than 27 years of social work experience as a practitioner and manager in human service organizations, the majority in small communities.
This interactive training focuses on the ethical and boundary-related challenges that can exist when using technology in social work practice. Regardless of ever-changing technological advances, the obligation to consider social work values, ethics, and codes of conduct remains the same. Content will highlight key questions around the ethical use of technology in the lives of practitioners.
•Know how the challenges to privacy inherent in the use of technology, including social media, affect workers and their clients.
•Know what ethical principles and personal values should be used as guides to deciding how to use technology and set boundaries around that use, in a way that is consistent with those principles and values.
•Know how to protect their own privacy and that of their clients.
•Develop clear statements appropriate for clients around the ethical use of the above technologies.