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SWK 602
Ethical Issues for Quiz
Social Work

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What is the definition of the controlled act of psychotherapy?
The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (the “RHPA”) sets out the controlled act that relates to psychotherapy as follows:
“ Treating, by means of psychotherapy technique, delivered through a therapeutic relationship, an individual’s serious disorder of thought, cognition, mood, emotional regulation, perception or memory that may seriously impair the individual’s judgement, insight, behavior, communication or social functioning.”
You have a personal Facebook account.

There is no ethical issue as this is a personal decision and you have privacy settings.

True or false?

“While members are likely to have an online presence,
professional or personal, they would be wise to assume that all the information they post could be viewed by clients,employers and colleagues. Members should also considerwhether they have a further responsibility to discuss withfamily and friends how their online activities may influencethe member in his or her professional role. Members shouldconsider that in their practice, they must “... avoid conductwhich could reasonably be perceived as reflecting negativelyon the professions of social work or social service work.”

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, Second Edition 2008, Principle II, Competence and Integrity, interpretation 2.2.8
Social Work is one of the 20 health professions regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act (1991)

True or False?

Social workers and social service workers are
regulated under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 (SWSSWA)
You have just opened up a private practice and are very excited about to start seeing people.

A former client has offered to write a testimonial on how much she benefited in receiving your services.

Can you take this offer?

According to Principle VII, Advertising,
College members may advertise their services in a variety of ways. However, there are certain restrictions, including
the requirement that the advertisements “do not include any endorsements or testimonials”.4 This applies whether
the service being advertised is individual psychotherapy or, for example, consulting to an organization around teambuilding.
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