Practice Notes is a regular feature in the College’s newsletter Perspective. It is designed as an educational tool to help Ontario social workers, social service workers, employers and members of the public gain a better understanding of recurring issues dealt with by the Complaints Committee that may affect everyday practice. The notes offer general guidance only and members with specific practice inquiries should consult the College, since the relevant standards and appropriate course of action will vary depending on the situation.
“Setting the Table” – Issues to Consider When Initiating Client Conversations
The Slippery Slope to Sexual Misconduct: Be Informed, Be Aware
Professional, Ethical, Qualified, Accountable: The Benefits of Registration
Dual Relationships: Ensuring Clients Best Interests Are Paramount
The Question of Third-Party Billing
Early Endings – Addressing the Challenges of Termination
New and Improved? Making the Shift to Electronic Records
“But How Do I know If I’m Competent” – Issues to Consider
Meeting Professional Obligations and Protecting Clients’ Privacy: Disclosure of Information Without Consent
Communication Technology and Ethical Practice
Social Media and Practice
Private Practice: The Cost of Doing Business
The Inter-professional Team – Asset or Encumbrance?
The Broken Record
Incorporating Adjunct Techniques – What Are The Considerations?
The Standards of Practice and the Continuing Competence Program – What is Their Relationship?
Clients and Client Systems
The Importance of Professional Judgment
Assessment and Goal Setting – Etched in Stone or Moving Target?
Standardized Measures – Am I Qualified to Use Them?
Confidentiality and Disclosure of Information without Client Consent
Where Do I Stand?: Understanding the Relationship Between the College and Your Employer
Self-Employment: Look Before You Leap
Dual Relationships: Approach with Caution
Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest
If you have a professional practice question, please email the Professional Practice Department or call 416-972-9882 or 1-877-828-9380.
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Scopes of Practice Paper
Medical Assistance in Dying
SWSSWA Use of the Title "Dr"
Use of Title and Holding Out Provisions
Jennifer Burt-Yanoff, RSW
Professional Practice Associate
Ext. 227 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Jennifer for practice consultations
Aleiya Yusaf, RSSW
Administrator, Professional Practice
Ext. 419 or email: email@example.com
Contact Aleiya for presentation scheduling and the CCP
Christina Van Sickle, RSW
Director of Professional Practice
Ext. 226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Christina for stakeholder consultations