Title

Student Disclosures in Social Work Education: Does Your Program Need a Policy?

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work

ISSN

1084-7219

Volume

4

Issue

1

First Page

27

36

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

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.

Publication Information

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.