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Ethical Use of Social Media and Technology in Practice Settings


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

Average Rating:
   22
Categories:
Boundaries & Ethics |  Professional Development |  Social Media
Trainer:
Dr. Matthew L. Schwartz, DSW, LCSW, MBA, CFSW
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
3 hours
Format:
Live Online

Dates



Description

Course Format

Live interactive webinar: Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion by unmuting and directly asking questions or through the chat feature in Zoom. 


In today's interconnected world, social media and technology play a pivotal role in professional practice across various fields, including social work, case management, and other allied health professionals. However, the rapid evolution of digital platforms and tools has introduced a myriad of ethical challenges. This interactive workshop is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the ethical complexities of social media and technology in macro, mezzo, and micro practice settings, with an emphasis on healthy boundaries and boundary setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the key ethical terms and principles relevant to social media and technology use in social work and behavioral healthcare practice settings.
  • Identify the legal and professional regulations and guidelines that pertain to social media and technology within the field and practice of social work and allied professions.
  • Summarize common ethical dilemmas related to the use of social media and technology in professional practice.
  • Explain the potential risks and benefits of incorporating technology into professional practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess the ethical implications of a given social media or technology-related scenario within your practice.

Research: 

Apgar, D., & Cadmus, T. (2023). Internet Searching of Client Information by Social Workers: Reckless or Required in Today’s Online Society? International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 20(1), 67–97. https://doi.org/10.55521/10-020-109

Kimball, E., & Kim, J. (2013). Virtual Boundaries: Ethical Considerations for Use of Social Media in Social Work. Social Work, 58(2), 185–188. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/swt005

Knowles, A. J., & Cooner, T. S. (2016). International Collaborative Learning Using Social Media to Learn about Social Work Ethics and Social Media. Social Work Education, 35(3), 260–270. https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2016.1154662

Mainiero, L. A., & Jones, K. J. (2013). Workplace Romance 2.0: Developing a Communication Ethics Model to Address Potential Sexual Harassment from Inappropriate Social Media Contacts Between Coworkers. Journal of Business Ethics, 114(2), 367–379. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-012-1349-8

NASW, ASWB, CSWE, & CSWA. (2017). Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice. https://www.socialworkers.org/  

Pascoe, K. M. (2023a). Considerations for integrating technology into social work practice: A content analysis of nine professional social work associations’ Codes of Ethics. International Social Work, 66(2), 298–312. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872820980833

Pascoe, K. M. (2023b). Considerations for integrating technology into social work practice: A content analysis of nine professional social work associations’ Codes of Ethics. International Social Work, 66(2), 298–312. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872820980833

Stanfield, D., & Beddoe, L. (2016). Social Work and Social Media in Aotearoa New Zealand: Educating Social Workers across Shifting Boundaries of Social Work Identity. Social Work Education, 35(3), 284–296. https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2016.1154663

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


Registration

Registration open until: 2/13/24


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


NYSED LMHC CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


NYSED LMFT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


NYSED LCAT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


NYSED PSY CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


ASWB ACE approved continuing education

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, #1773, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/23/2022 - 02/23/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 3 hours for CPP & CPS Initial Hours in Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal Hours.


NYSED Required Boundaries Hours

This course includes 3 content hours that meets the NYSED requirement for boundaries continuing education for social workers (LMSW/LCSW), mental health professionals (LMHC, LMFT, LCAT), and Psychologists (PSY).

Please Note:
This training MAY NOT qualify for ethics or boundaries requirements outside of NYS, check with your state board for more details. 

This training DOES NOT meet the additional state specific ethics requirement for NYS Psychologists.



Handouts

Trainer

Dr. Matthew L. Schwartz, DSW, LCSW, MBA, CFSW's Profile

Dr. Matthew L. Schwartz, DSW, LCSW, MBA, CFSW Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Matthew L. Schwartz, DSW, LCSW, MBA, CFSW is a Solution Focused Brief Therapist, Certified Financial Social Worker, and Implementation Scientist in Buffalo, NY.

Matthew is a member and past board member of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association. He is the Research Committee Chair for the Center for Financial Social Work’s Financial Social Work Professional Network.

From 2018 to 2022, Matthew worked as an integrated (mental health and substance abuse) clinician in agency practice in Buffalo before transitioning to full time private practice, consulting, and training.

He remains actively involved with a number of community organizations, and shares his expertise as part-time faculty at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Additionally, Dr. Schwartz provides clinical training to agencies in Western New York, and throughout the United States.

Matthew is presently co-authoring a textbook on Financial Social Work, as well as co-authoring a textbook chapter on interdisciplinary research dissemination (both due out in 2025). He is working with a team of technologists, futurists, and healthcare professionals to create new systems for the dissemination of research, focusing on equity of access to information and information systems.


Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
- Speakers/headphones/earbuds OR access to a phone to call in to the Zoom room.


Strongly Encouraged Hardware
- Webcam or mobile device with a camera for interacting in course activities.


Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Online Course Access

Upon successful registration of the course you will be able to access the course materials. 

How do I test my system / access the online training?

To access the program, please log into your account. Please plan to log in 10 minutes prior to the start time. Click on the Launch Webinar button next to the program title. You will enter the room with your microphone muted and your camera off. For the best experience, please leave these settings as is unless instructed otherwise. 

How do I access the course materials

To download course materials, log into your account. Under the course name click on the blue Handouts button.

For some trainings, the course handouts may not be available until the morning of the program.

Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

Live Online Completion Requirements 

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal. 

- Attend the entire course.  Zoom attendance is used to verify viewing requirements. Zoom can take up to 48 hours to confirm attendance. Participation in small group activities is required.

- Document participation codes and respond to poll questions. Single letter participation codes will be displayed throughout the training. Participants must input the codes in the orange "Evaluation & Certificate" button. Participants must record at least 75% of the codes correctly and participate in at least 75% of the polls.

-  After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.

The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account. 

Agenda

9:00 AM Welcome, Introductions, Expectations & Workshop Guidelines

9:15 AM Define the key ethical terms and principles, what is social media, and history of social media

9:30 AM Understanding Psychographic Information

9:45 AM Understanding Algorithms,

10:00 AM Understanding A&I and its Implications

10:15 AM The legal and professional regulations and guidelines that pertain to social media and technology use in SW

10:30 AM Summarize common ethical dilemmas related to the use of social media and technology in professional practice.

10:45 AM Explain the potential risks and benefits of incorporating technology into professional practice.

11:00 AM Aassessing the ethical implications of a given social media or technology-related scenario within your practice.

11:15 AM Implications for Social Workers, Connecting the Above to Boundaries

11:30 AM Recommendations & Best Practices

11:45 AM Questions & Answers

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy:

Live (In-Person, Online, and Hybrid) Trainings

The cancellation and refund policy below applies to individual courses. If you purchased multiple courses at one time they may be subject to individual processing fees. Participants can make payment or refund inquiries by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone 716-829-5844 or by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu. Standard business hours for the Office of Continuing Education are Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. Any requests made outside of these days and times will default to the next business day.

Up to 3 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $15 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $15 processing fee OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

Cancellation of Group Purchases

  • Cancellations of more than 5 staff members will incur the following additional fees: 

    • More than 30 days in advance will incur an additional 5% fee.

    • Less than 30 days but more than 15 days in advance will incur an additional 10% fee. 

    • Less than 15 days will incur an additional 20% fee. 

Gift Cards

Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards never expire.

Loyalty Reward Points

  • Participants who request a refund will forfeit any Loyalty Reward Points they may have received from that purchase.
  • Participants who request a refund on a purchase paid for with Loyalty Reward Points will have those rewards credited back to their account within 5 business days of the refund being processed.

Substitute Attendance

If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Check Refund

Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 4 weeks to process.

UB Cancelled Trainings

  • If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full.
  • Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed trainings and workshops may still be taking place.
  • Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or 716-829-5841 if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held.

Additional questions and support?

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841.