The Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work in conjunction with NASW Georgia Chapter recently invited me facilitate a workshop entitled Ethical Implications of Cyberspace: Understanding the Clinical Risks and Responsibilities. It has been a little over a week since I returned from Georgia having experienced a most welcoming group of workshop attendees. GSCSW recently published an article in their newsletter entitled Protecting Boundaries in a Boundary-less World- Part 1 of an Ongoing Discussion- Setting Boundaries in the Use of Email in Clinical Social Work. I look forward to reading the next discussion in this series following the workshop!
The workshop went quite well and we spent the afternoon working in small groups, pondering over 10 ethical dilemnas. Each group gave feedback on how they would handle the scenario. Kate and I brainstormed the scenarios and intentionallly developed them ranging from obvious…to …oh, that would never happen! The workshop attendees had great feedback, thoughts and ideas about all 10 scenarios and it was such an eye-opening experience for all of us- the workshop attendees and Kate and myself, that we are going to present the scenarios one by one over the course of several weeks here on the blog. We hope to generate loads of comments and thought-provoking discussion.
Stay tuned for mind-stretch ethical dilemnas! As we all navigate the waters of online therapy, cyberpsychology and boundaries in cyberspace let’s put our collective heads together and see what we can come up with! In the meantime, check out the GSCSW article!
Thanks again Georgia social workers! You rock!