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    A heated contemporary ethical issue in the field of Social Work is online counseling. Online counseling causes many complex ethical dilemmas, and it is still so new that many of the kinks haven’t been worked out legally and in ethical codes. Online counseling has many benefits such as, the ability to provide services in conjunction with in-person sessions, to give people in rural locations access to care, or help those with busy schedules that don’t allow for traditional therapy options. Online…

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    wanted to be a Social Worker because I wanted to make an impact in others’ lives. Throughout my life I have been the type of person that people want to talk to when they are having problems. I’m not sure why. Maybe it is because I listen when people want to talk to me. My mother tells me that I have a loving spirit and that attracts people to me. I’m not sure about that, but I do know that I have a passion to want to help people in my community. If you would like to become a social worker…

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    because government programs designed to give assistance were insufficient. Although budget cuts I advocated for mobilizing resources and networking with agencies as a way to empower individuals. Similarly social workers in Canada are most often the voice for change and advocate for transforming social situations (Mullaly, 2010). Likewise, although conventional theories informed my practice, some notions of progressive theories were implemented without noticing. As an illustration of this…

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    1. Can you describe one of your typical workdays for me? For a social worker there is no typical day as each day is a different day with different cases and people. But some activities that they do on the daily is like answering phone calls, finding placements for patients, attending team meetings, writing reports, doing counseling, lectures and therapy. Teaching life skills, social skills, drug education, money management and parenting skills. Helping people in need, trying to come up with a…

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    says that social work is a good career choice for me. When I was younger, I always wanted to be a social worker. Since then, life has taken me down many different paths. I think now is the time for me to circle back to what I originally wanted to do in life. Of course the person I would interview would be a social worker. I interviewed Carmen Nicole Antoine, who is an Infectious Disease Social Worker at Emory University Hospital. Nicole has worked at Emory for 21 years as a social…

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    employees of all professions can be affected by stress at work that can lead to burnout, but this problem occurs especially in the case of workers…

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    Policies and Accreditation Standards, Council on Social Work Education, Inc., competencies are “measurable practice behaviors that are comprised of knowledge, values, and skills. The goal of the outcome approach is to demonstrate the integration and application of the competencies in practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.” (2008, 2012) There are ten core competencies that in order to be proficient in practice each social worker must need to learn to apply…

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    attitude that demonstrates the social work value of integrity. Hepworth et al. (2013) states that we must “encourage ethical practices in [our] own agencies” (p. 80). Social work is a profession that functions in different contexts with a variety of participants in different situations and each may possess different cultures, ideas and viewpoints. These different aspects of social work result from a due to a number of access to resources, professional protocols, social problems, theoretical…

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    three things you learned that you think will be important in any type of social work practice. In the field of social work practice it is imperative to understand the complex transition that immigrants face while adapting to a new and very different culture. As a change in process to a new environment mistrust issues are created particularly undocumented immigrants. They constantly live in fear of deportation. Therefore, as a social worker establishing trust with the clients is critical. During…

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    The field of Social Work has professional values that all social workers should adhere to during their practice of social work. Often times the professional values of social work are synonymous to the social worker’s personal value structure. An individual’s personal values can conflict with the values of the profession; therefore it is imperative to be aware of those differences in order to conduct ethical social work practice. One’s own values can either constructively or destructively impact…

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