Risk Management in Social Work

Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action

Author: Frederic G. Reamer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153843X

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 9149

This new text is based on Frederic G. Reamer's key reference for practitioners, Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention. Rooted in his own experiences as an expert witness in court and licensing board cases, the volume introduces the concepts of negligence, malpractice, and liability before turning to the subject of risk management. Reflecting on recent legal cases and research, Reamer identifies a variety of problems in the social work field relating to privacy and confidentiality, improper treatment and delivery of services, impaired practitioners, supervision, consultations and referrals, fraud and deception, and termination of service. He also explores the unprecedented ethical challenges created by new digital technologies—such as online counseling, video counseling, and practitioners' use of social networks and social media—and describes current issues relating to HIPAA compliance and access to electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchanges (HIE).He concludes with practical suggestions for social workers named as defendants in lawsuits and respondents in licensing board complaints.

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy

An Ethical and Clinical Guide

Author: Janet A. Courtney,Robert D. Nolan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317241983

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

View: 2218

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy explores the professional and legal boundaries around physical contact in therapy and offers best-practice guidelines from a variety of perspectives. Chapters address issues around appropriate and sensitive therapist-initiated touch, therapeutic approaches that use touch as an intervention in child treatment, and both positive and challenging forms of touch that are initiated by children. In these pages, professionals and students alike will find valuable information on ways to address potential ethical dilemmas, including defining boundaries, working with parents and guardians, documentation, consent forms, cultural considerations, countertransference, and much more.

Social Work Values and Ethics

Author: Frederic G. Reamer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231547757

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

View: 1899

For decades, teachers and practitioners have turned to Frederic G. Reamer’s Social Work Values and Ethics as the leading introduction to ethical decision making, dilemmas, and professional conduct in practice. A case-driven, concise, and comprehensive textbook for undergraduate and graduate social work programs, this book surveys the most critical issues for social work practitioners. The fifth edition incorporates significant updates to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and new practice and model regulatory standards used by social service and licensing agencies around the world. Reamer also focuses on how social workers should navigate the digital world through discussion of the ethical issues that arise from practitioner use of online services and social networking sites to deliver services, communicate with clients, and provide information to the public, and what standards will protect confidential information transmitted electronically. He highlights potential conflicts between professional ethics and legal guidelines and expands discussions of informed consent, confidentiality and privileged communication, boundaries and dual relationships, documentation, conflicts of interest, and risk management. Conceptually rich and attuned to the complexities of ethical decision making, Social Work Values and Ethics is unique in striking the right balance among history, theory, and practical application.

The Social Work Skills Workbook

Author: Barry R. Cournoyer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305633784

Category: Education

Page: 704

View: 8604

THE SOCIAL WORK SKILLS WORKBOOK, Eighth Edition, enables students to develop proficiency in professionalism and the essential social work skills. Each skill supports one or more of the 43 knowledge and value statements and the 31 practice behaviors that elaborate the core competencies in the 2015 EPAS of the CSWE. The skills also align with nationally standardized licensing exams. The text includes expository content grounded in contemporary research, assessment tools and processes, and strong experiential components that help students get a realistic sense of the field. Case examples, summaries, and skill-building exercises cultivate students' professionalism and expertise as confident, ethical, and effective helpers. Current social issues are evident throughout. The book can be used as a main text in social work skills labs, a resource for field or internship courses, or a supplement to social work methods and practice courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy

Author: Lorna Hecker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135236968

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 4020

While on some issues couple and family therapists have an exquisitely clear direction from professional codes of ethics, others fall under gray areas that instead rely on therapists making reasoned ethical decisions. Therapists need to develop ethical sensitivity to potential ethical issues in order to decrease their risk in practice, and increase their maneuverability in the therapy room. In Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy, Lorna Hecker and her contributing authors address various clinical scenarios that demonstrate the complex ethical situations couple and family therapists face every day. Some points discussed in this holistic book include boundary, power, and privilege issues, along with unique ethical issues in practicing therapy with children. Risk issues when working with potential danger, suicide, and partner violence are also explored. Each chapter sensitizes readers to potential ethical issues and provides a model for ethical decision making that best promotes good on behalf of clients. Couple and family therapists will find this text an invaluable and inexhaustible resource.

Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services

Author: Frederic G. Reamer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527683

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 3032

Should a therapist disclose personal information to a client, accept a client's gift, or provide a former client with a job? Is it appropriate to exchange email or text messages with clients or correspond with them on social networking websites? Some acts, such as initiating a sexual relationship with a client, are clearly prohibited, yet what about more subtle interactions, such as hugging or accepting invitations to a social event? Is maintaining a friendship with a former client or client's relative a conflict of interest that ultimately subverts the client-practitioner relationship? Frederic G. Reamer, a certified authority on professional ethics, offers a frank analysis of a range of boundary issues and their complex formulations. He confronts the ethics of intimate and sexual relationships with clients and former clients, the healthy parameters of practitioners' self-disclosure, electronic relationships with clients, the giving and receiving of gifts and favors, the bartering of services, and the unavoidable and unanticipated circumstances of social encounters and geographical proximity. With case studies addressing challenges in the mental health field, school contexts, child welfare, addiction programs, home-healthcare, elder services, and prison, rural, and military settings, Reamer offers effective, practical risk-management models that prevent problems and help balance dual relationships.

The Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook

A Guide for the Helping Professions

Author: Brian N. Baird

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Psychology

Page: 214

View: 9233

Professionals and students in the helping professions consider internships, practicums, and field placements among the most influential experiences of their careers. At the same time, however, students also report that their normal coursework typically provides only indirect, and in many cases insufficient, preparation for their first "real world" exposure. This book is designed to bridge the gap between academic coursework and the knowledge, skills, and emotional challenges that are found beyond the classroom. In writing this book, I sought to draw upon the best information available from psychology, social work, counseling, psychiatry, and other helping professions. Toward that end, I conducted extensive literature reviews of the leading journals and texts in each field. I also consulted with numerous faculty and supervisors in each discipline and in various types of academic institutions and internship settings. Drawing upon personal experience in the role of intern, and having supervised hundreds of students and trainees in beginning and advanced placements, I have tried to write a book that will be valuable at many levels. Whether you are an undergraduate student working for the first time in a field placement or a graduate student completing your final internship, I hope this book will help your work and learning be more effective and more rewarding. OVERVIEW OF THE CONTENTS A glance at the table of contents reveals that the book is organized along both chronological and thematic lines. The chapters have been organized sequentially to anticipate the stages interns pass through and the understandings or skills that will be required in those stages. Initial chapters deal with such things as selecting placements and supervisors, meeting staff and clients, and key ethical and legal issues. Middle chapters deal with supervision, working with individuals of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, clinical writing, and self-care. Discussions of termination, finishing the internship, and lessons learned conclude the book. Finally, appendixes provide examples of forms useful for establishing learning plans, supervision agreements, ethical guidelines, evaluations, and other procedures. Because internship training and clinical work involve a constant process of self-exploration and change, the textual material of each chapter is accompanied by self-exploration and experiential learning exercises. I encourage you to use these exercises and be open to the experiences. The more one works in this field the more acutely one realizes the importance of self-examination and understanding. Since the initial publication of this book, the response from students, instructors, and supervisors has been tremendously gratifying. Students are finding many of their questions answered here, and the practical suggestions help them deal more effectively with both the challenges and the opportunities of internships. Instructors have found that students who have read the chapters are better informed and have a greater awareness of issues and information they need to know. Supervisors have reported to me that the interns who are using this book are much better prepared and more knowledgeable than others. Indeed, a number of on-site supervisors have told me they will not supervise any interns unless the intern has read this book. This fourth edition builds on the base established already and incorporates the most recent research and clinical literature in the field. Of particular importance in this new edition is extensive discussion of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as it relates to ethical and legal issues. In addition, the role of technology in clinical work continues to grow, and I have expanded the discussion of relevant ethical and clinical issues pertaining to computerized record keeping, electronic communications, and even remote supervision and delivery of clinical services. Other topics that have been expanded or added include the influence of managed care on practice and ethics, the concept of vicarious traumatization as a stressor for clinicians, multimodal and research-based approaches to self-care, evolving issues in the ethics of informed consent, and new forms for use in tracking clinical and supervisory experience. There have also been some organizational changes as chapters pertaining to clinical writing and record keeping have been merged, as have chapters dealing with stresses of clinical work and self care. As in previous editions, I have also incorporated many of the valuable suggestions offered by students, faculty, and supervisors. I first wrote this book when I was teaching and chair of the Department of Psychology at Pacific Lutheran University, in Tacoma Washington. Since then, I have been honored to be elected to serve in the United States Congress as the Representative from Washington State's Third District. I am currently completing my third term in Congress. While my duties in Congress have necessitated, at least for now, that I leave the classroom and clinical supervision, I remain as committed as ever to the mission of human service and to the importance and value of training students in field settings. Perhaps not surprisingly, I am also more convinced than ever that those who work and teach in the helping professions have a responsibility to also be involved as citizens in the political process. Our professions are uniquely qualified and positioned to offer critical insights into some of the most vexing issues facing our nation today. Juvenile violence, drug abuse, early childhood education, healthcare funding, environmental protection, and even conflict resolution in international affairs have all been the topic of both study and direct intervention by human service professionals. Thus, it is my hope that while students, faculty, and supervisors use this book to help enhance the quality of their internship experiences, they will also use their own talents in some way in the public arena to expand their contributions to the public good.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4031

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Confronting malpractice

legal and ethical dilemmas in psychotherapy

Author: Kenneth M. Austin,Mary E. Moline,George Taylor Williams

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780803930810

Category: Law

Page: 363

View: 4470

With comments and evaluations from the viewpoint of mental health professionals, Confronting Malpractice contributes greatly to the needs of newly certified and seasoned therapists alike, as well as being an accessible handbook for anyone in counseling/training, psychology, social work/social welfare, family studies, interpersonal violence, and aging/gerontology. "The cogent material presented in Confronting Malpractice could serve as an antidote for many in mental health professions who may be taking risks without knowing it. This ambitious but wieldy tome is rich with information on ethical strategies for professional survival during an era of growing litigiousness. . . . This book successfully provides a needed roadmap for confidently traversing the rough territory that lies ahead. . . . Readers of this thoroughgoing book will find renewed confidence that they understand the fundamentals and realities of malpractice litigation. The well-documented and briskly authoritative writing includes compelling vignettes and questions to consider that should prompt lively discussion with colleagues, interns, and students." --Contempory Psychology "This volume is an excellent handbook for the psychotherapy practitioner at any level. . . . Teachers . . . will find this volume to be an excellent aid. . . . This is the best example I know--and perhaps the only one--in which the ethical principles of all mental health professions have been analyzed and integrated with case law to form common standards of psychotherapeutic care and service delivery across mental health professions. . . . I wish I had had a reference like this when I began my career as a psychotherapist." --from the Foreword by Sherry L. Skidmore, Ph.D. "This book will be of interest to anyone who shares this interest [in the ethics of counseling]. . . . It provides useful insights into the ways the ethical practice of counselling is developing in a different social and legal context." --The Journal of the British Association for Counselling "Confronting Malpractice takes a variety of legal cases and derives from those cases concrete implications for clinical practice. The authors coherently discuss the manner in which the legal process affects therapists and also discuss concepts such as standard of care and record keeping. The book contains an excellent discussion of ethical issues and has an excellent section on sample forms that clinicians might use in their practice, such as forms for informed consent, treatment planning and progress notes. This is an informative, comprehensive book which, in a very thought-provoking format, translates much case law into concrete implications for clinical practice." --David L. Shapiro, Ph.D., Diplomate in Forensic Psychology,

Practice Management for Design Professionals

A Practical Guide to Avoiding Liability and Enhancing Profitability

Author: John Philip Bachner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471522058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 371

View: 1548

In the mid-1960s geotechnical engineers paid the highest liability insurance of any profession and by 1969 were virtually uninsurable. As a result, the ASFE was founded and helped these engineers not only lower their insurance rates, but get to the point where, by 1980, they were the least liability-prone members of the design profession. Now, John Bachner and the ASFE tell all other design professionals how to accomplish the same task. This book, which incorporates the ASFE's Introduction to Professional Practice program for advancing architects' and engineers' knowledge of professional practice issues, addresses almost every aspect of the design professionals' practice as they relate to liability, from procedures for verifying the accuracy of technical output to steps for improving client and project selection, workscope development, personnel training and dispute resolution.

Abstracts of Health Care Management Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hospitals

Page: N.A

View: 576

Current significant studies of hospital management and planning. Although journal articles and other published literature are included, unpublished studies, such as those with limited or regional distribution, are also described. Focuses on the hospital and its environment, with emphasis on information gathered through structured surveys and studies. Classified arrangement. Author, source, subject, and microfilm indexes.

Burnout erfolgreich vermeiden

Sechs Strategien, wie Sie Ihr Verhältnis zur Arbeit verbessern

Author: Michael P. Leiter,Christina Maslach

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783211486351

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

View: 5598

Der Stress am Arbeitsplatz nimmt zu: Vorgesetzte verlangen höhere Produktivität, der Arbeitsplatz ist nicht mehr sicher, der Wettbewerb wird härter. Michael P. Leiter und Christina Maslach, die führenden Burnout-Forscher der USA, erläutern hier ihr revolutionäres Programm: Ausgehend von sechs typischen Situationen erläutern sie schrittweise konkrete Lösungsstrategien. Sie zeigen, wie Sie Grundwerte etablieren, persönliche Richtlinien festlegen, mit Kollegen umgehen und sich durchsetzen. Ihr Buch enthält einen effektiven Arbeitsplatz-Selbsttest und einen Aktionsplan, der dabei hilft, das individuelle Verhältnis zur Arbeit zu verändern.

Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie

Wie man neue Märkte schafft, wo es keine Konkurrenz gibt

Author: W. Chan Kim,Renée Mauborgne

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446448470

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 3496

Das Buch ist ein globales Phänomen. Es wurde 3,5 Millionen Mal verkauft, in rekordverdächtigen 43 Sprachen publiziert und ist auf 5 Kontinenten zum Bestseller geworden. Nun ist es in einer aktualisierten und erweiterten Auflage neu erschienen. - Der internationale Bestseller: Jetzt mit neuem Vorwort, neuen Kapiteln und aktualisierten Fallstudien - Ein Bestseller auf 5 Kontinenten - Weltweit mehr als 3,5 Millionen Bücher verkauft - In 43 Sprachen übersetzt - Ein Wall-Street-Journal-, Businessweek- und Fast-Company-Bestseller Der von Organisationen und Branchen auf der ganzen Welt hochgeschätzte Bestseller stellt alles in Frage, was wir bisher über die Voraussetzungen strategischen Erfolgs zu wissen glaubten. Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie, vertritt die Ansicht, dass ein brutaler Konkurrenzkampf nur dazu führt, dass sich die Konkurrenten in einem blutrot gefärbten Ozean um rapide schwindende Gewinnmöglichkeiten streiten. Basierend auf der Untersuchung von mehr als 150 strategischen Schachzügen (im Lauf von mehr als 100 Jahren und in mehr als 50 Branchen) vertreten die Autoren die Ansicht, dass nachhaltiger Erfolg nicht auf verschärftem Konkurrenzkampf, sondern auf der Eroberung »Blauer Ozeane« beruht: der Erschließung neuer Märkte mit großem Wachstumspotenzial. Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie präsentiert einen systematischen Ansatz, wie man Konkurrenz irrelevant macht, und legt Prinzipien und Methoden vor, mit der jede Organisation ihre eigenen Blauen Ozeane erobern kann. Diese erweiterte Auflage enthält: - Ein neues Vorwort der Autoren: Hilfe! Mein Ozean färbt sich rot. - Aktualisierungen der in dem Buch behandelten Fälle und Beispiele, indem ihre Geschichte bis in die Gegenwart weitervorfolgt wird. - Zwei neue Kapitel und ein erweitertes drittes Kapitel: Ausrichtung, Erneuerung und Red Ocean Traps. Sie behandeln die wichtigsten Fragen, die die Leser in den vergangenen zehn Jahren gestellt haben. Der bahnbrechende Bestseller stellt das bisherige strategische Denken auf den Kopf und entwirft einen kühnen neuen Weg in die Zukunft. Hier können Sie lernen, wie man neue Märkte erschließt, auf denen Konkurrenz noch keine Rolle spielt. "Das ist ein extrem wertvolles Buch." Nicolas G. Hayek, Verwaltungsratpräsident, Swatch Group "Ein Muss für Manager und Wirtschaftsstudenten." Carlos Ghosn, President und CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. "Die Strategien von Kim und Mauborgne sind nicht nur neu, sondern auch praxisnah. Wir haben sie in unserem Unternehmen mit großem Erfolg umgesetzt." Patrick Snowball, Chief Executive, Norwich Union Insurance Wenn Sie mehr über die innovative Kraft des Buches wissen wollen, besuchen Sie blueoceanstrategy.com. Dort finden Sie alle Mittel, die Sie brauchen: praktische Ideen und Fallbeispiele aus staatlichen Unternehmen und der Privatindustrie, Lehrmaterial, Mobile Apps, aktuelle Updates sowie Tipps und Tools, mit denen Sie Ihre Reise auf dem Blauen Ozean erfolgreich gestalten können.

Digital HR

Smarte und agile Systeme, Prozesse und Strukturen im Personalmanagement

Author: Thorsten Petry,Wolfgang Jäger

Publisher: Haufe-Lexware

ISBN: 3648109294

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 494

View: 8867

!-- Generated by XStandard version on 2018-04-23T13:36:30 -- Was bedeutet die Digitalisierung für das Personalmanagement und wie kann der Wandel sinnvoll gestaltet werden? Führende Köpfe aus dem HR-Bereich beantworten diese Fragen anhand von Best-Practice-Beispielen aus verschiedenen Branchen. Die Autoren stellen konkrete Lösungsansätze in Form von Konzepten und Tools vor. Der Herausgeberband liefert Personalern damit das Rüstzeug für die erfolgreiche Veränderung von Strategien, Prozessen, Strukturen und Systemen. Inhalte: Potenziale neuer Technologien: People Analytics, Social & Mobile Media, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Künstliche Intelligenz etc. Entwicklung einer adäquaten HR-Strategie für das digitale Zeitalter Gestaltung digitaler und smarter HR-Prozesse: Personalplanung, -marketing, -beschaffung, -entwicklung, -einsatz, -beurteilung, -verwaltung und -führung Arbeitnehmerbeziehungen und Betriebsrat im digitalen Zeitalter Gestaltung agiler HR-Strukturen: veränderte Rollen, neue Einheiten und agile Arbeitsweisen