Assignment: week 2 blog | SOCW 6520 – Social Work Field Education III | Walden University

Refer to the topics covered in this week’s resources and incorporate them into your blog.

By Day 3

Post a blog post that includes:

  • An explanation of potential challenges in adhering to confidentiality in your field education experience
  • A description of agency policies or mandates with regard to confidentiality
  • An explanation of potential challenges in communicating with clients within your agency

Required Readings

Saxon, C., Jacinto, G. A., & Dziegielewski, S. F. (2006). Self-determination and confidentiality: The ambiguous nature of decision-making in social work practice. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 13(4), 55–72.

Wulff, D. P., St George, S. A., & Besthorn, F. H. (2011). Revisiting confidentiality: Observations from family therapy practice. Journal of Family Therapy, 33(2), 199–214.

Week 2 – Confidentiality Program Transcript Developing the necessary skills to realize the distinctions between confidentiality and open lines of communication is the focus of this week. Maintaining confidentiality is important when engaging social work clients. Breaking it could potentially constrain the open lines of communication. For example, consider the limitations “duty to warn” presents. As a future social worker, how might you ensure that you are demonstrating social work practice skills while maintaining confidentiality? How you communicate also may affect your relationship with other social workers or even your field instructor. Does your agency observe additional types of confidentiality when interacting with others?

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