“Technology and Boundary Concerns in Social Work Field Education”

Allan Barsky

Abstract


Field educators and social work students use technology in various realms of practice, including provision of services to clients and provision of supervision for students. This article identifies how professional boundary issues may arise when social workers, field educators, or students use technology. This article also explores four ways that field educators can educate and support students in relation to pre-empting and managing technology-related boundary issues: policy clarification, role modeling through interactions with clients and others, role modeling within supervisory relationship, and advocacy.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1921/jpts.v16i1.1215

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