Clinical Social Work in a Digital Environment: Ethical and Risk Management Issues

By Frederic Reamer
Edited by Jerrold R. Brandell

Developed in collaboration with social workers Frederic Reamer and Jerrold R. Brandell, this course ensures participants are equipped to provide effective, ethical services within the digital environment.

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  • Self-Paced
  • 1 Credit
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

After taking this course, you will be able to:


  • Identify ethical and practice issues posed by providing clinical social work services in a digital environment.
  • Identify ethical and regulatory standards applicable to digital and distance-based clinical social work.
  • Identify ethically related risk-management issues that arise when providing digital and distance-based clinical social work.

You will earn 1 credit by completing this course.


Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


Frederic Reamer is a professor in the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College. His work focuses on professional ethics and criminal justice. Frederic chaired the task force that wrote the NASW Code of Ethics (1996) and served on the code revision task force.


Jerrold R. Brandell is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University School of Social Work, where he taught from 1992 -2020, and also served in several administrative roles, including interim dean. A practicing psychotherapist-psychoanalyst, he is (founding) editor-in-chief of Psychoanalytic Social Work. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters and 16 books in the discipline.