Interventions And Strategies That Can Help The Supervisee 's Recognize And Manage Dual Relationships When They Arise

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Interventions and strategies that I would be use for preventing dual relationships in supervisory would be to implement a policy that abides by the NASW Code of Ethic, providing training, having mandatory meeting, and continuing educations for the supervisees. The training should consist risk management skills, how to maintain a healthy relationships with supervisees and clients, how to handle boundary violations, and how to make ethical decisions. The clinical should implement a conceptual framework that will help the supervisee’s recognize and manage dual relationships when they arise. The clinical supervisor should bring awareness to the problem by informing the supervisees on the latest interventions and research that provide a better…show more content…
The NASW Code of Ethics (2008), states that “Social workers should not engage in dual or multiple relationships with clients or former clients in which there is a risk of exploitation or potential harm to the client” (standard 1.06[c]). The code also address undue influences, a social worker for any reason should not take advantage of a client for his/ her own personal gain or exploit them upon their own personal beliefs(standard 1.06[b]). To avoid dual relationships and exploration of a client or colleague, the social worker need to set clear boundaries with the clients and colleagues. Boundary violations are also considered to be an interest of conflict which causes danger to the client or colleague (Epstein, 1994; Kitchener, 1988; & Pope, 1991). An example of a conflict of interest would be a social worker providing individual therapy to a two different ex-spouse. Another conflict of interest would be a social worker going into business with a client that he/she is proving services to. According to the NASW Code of Ethics (2008), Social workers should be aware to avoid conflicts of interest that interfere with the performance of the professional discretion and impartial judgment. It is the social worker responsibility to let the clients know when a conflict of interest may arise (standard 1.06[a]). To avoid conflict of interest the social worker should let the
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