Student Disclosures in Social Work Education: Does Your Program Need a Policy?
The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work
University faculty and administrators are often ill-prepared when the personal problems of students are divulged in the classroom context. The absence of formal policy and procedures in relationship to studentdisclosures is commonplace in higher education. Using Durkheim's orientationon social change, this article examines institutional responsibility as well as legal, ethical, and pragmatic issues associated with studentdisclosures in social work education. Programs are encouraged to develop policies and programs to assist faculty in maintaining appropriate professionalboundaries with students. Concrete suggestions are provided to facilitate the development of strategies, policies, and programs addressingstudent disclosures.
Meier, M., & Long, D. (1998). Student disclosures in social work education: does your program need a policy?. The Journal Of Baccalaureate Social Work, 4(1), 27-36.
Meier, M. and Long, Dennis D., "Student Disclosures in Social Work Education: Does Your Program Need a Policy?" (2000). Faculty Scholarship. Paper 50.