Resources for Setting & Maintaining Professional Boundaries

The National Association of Social Workers website provides a rich array of resources for social work students and professionals. The Career Center  has a professional development and training section that features information about professional networking, licensure, and advocacy resources.  A new, brief report from the Career Center outlines guidelines for maintaining professional boundaries as a social worker.  This report also provides links to additional resources for learning about professional boundaries.

The Social Work Library maintains a collection of books that deal with professional ethics. Here are some of the books in the library:

Bhugra, D., & Malik, A. (2011). Professionalism in mental healthcare : Experts, expertise and expectations. Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Bush, S. S. (2009). Geriatric mental health ethics : A casebook. New York: Springer.

Clifford, D., & Burke, B. (2009). Anti-oppressive ethics and values in social work. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mizrahi, T., Davis, L. E., Oxford, U. P., & National Association of, S. W. (2008). Encyclopedia of social work. New York: Oxford University Press.

National Association of, S. W. (2006). Social work speaks : National association of social workers policy statements, 2006-2009. Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Rothman, J. C. (2011). From the front lines : Student cases in social work ethics. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Taleff, M. J. (2010). Advanced ethics for addiction professionals. New York: Springer Pub. Co.

Please stop by the Social Work Library to check out any of these books, or to find additional resources on this topic. As always, we welcome suggestions for additions to the Social Work Library collection.

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