Incorporating Technology into Ethical Social Work Practice and Supervision

August 2, 2019

Course Schedule 

Ethics --  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Supervision -- 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Course Description 

The ethics portion of this workshop will review the growing use of technology in social work practice. Attention will be given to the 2018 updates to the NASW Code of Ethics and the 2017 NASW Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice. Guided by these frameworks, we will discuss the knowledge, skills, and values needed by practitioners to ethically and effectively use technology in social work practice. We will then explore ethical dilemmas via case scenarios with course participants’ direct involvement. 

The supervision portion of this workshop will identify and analyze the professional concepts and functions critical to effective supervision for social workers using technology. Various aspects of how to conduct supervision with technology will be explored. This workshop will present a strengths-based approach to educating supervisees about technology and its effects on clients and communities. 

Learner Objectives


  • Participants will understand current trends and ethical standards that apply to the use of technology in social work practice
  • Participants will reflect on their own use of technology for personal and professional reasons
  • Participants will apply best practices to use of technology in social work practice with case scenarios



  • Participants will learn the basic concepts and functions of technology for social work supervision
  • Participants will identify the factors that facilitate effective supervision with technology
  • Participants will analyze and become familiar with a strengths-based approach to incorporating technology into social work practice
  • Participants will gain experience applying these concepts to case scenarios


Return to the Social Work Continued Education Opportunities Main Page