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The only act expressly prohibited by the code is having sexual relations with a client.(Sec1.09)
Even section 1.11 on Sexual Harassment only states that “Social workers should not sexually harass clients. Sexual harassment includes sexual advances, sexual solicitation, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.”
So what gives folks! You have an ethics code that a LCSW can run circles around and violate all but one aspect of that code without recourse or being concerned as to the outcome of unethical actions. “Should’s” and “should nots” are wide open to interpretation and do not serve to enhance the professions credibility or protect the interests of a client.
Sure, living life is hazardous in itself… and there is no guaranteed “safety” contract anywhere, but an ethics code of a professional organization must support the ideals of the organization in order to maintain it’s integrity…”should’s and should nots” are weak, unstable and to say it simply….ineffective.
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