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.
Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest
Dual Relationships: Approach with Caution
Self-Employment: Look Before You Leap
Where Do I Stand?: Understanding the Relationship Between the College and Your Employer
Confidentiality and Disclosure of Information without Client Consent
Standardized Measures – Am I Qualified to Use Them?
Assessment and Goal Setting – Etched in Stone or Moving Target?
The Importance of Professional Judgment
Clients and Client Systems
The Standards of Practice and the Continuing Competence Program – What is Their Relationship?
Incorporating Adjunct Techniques – What Are The Considerations?
The Broken Record
The Inter-professional Team – Asset or Encumbrance?
Private Practice: The Cost of Doing Business
Social Media and Practice
Communication Technology and Ethical Practice
Meeting Professional Obligations and Protecting Clients’ Privacy: Disclosure of Information Without Consent
“But How Do I know If I’m Competent” – Issues to Consider
New and Improved? Making the Shift to Electronic Records
Early Endings – Addressing the Challenges of Termination
The Question of Third-Party Billing
Dual Relationships: Ensuring Clients Best Interests Are Paramount
Professional, Ethical, Qualified, Accountable: The Benefits of Registration
The Slippery Slope to Sexual Misconduct: Be Informed, Be Aware
If you have a professional practice question, please email the Professional Practice Department or call 416-972-9882 or 1-877-828-9380.