Virtual Counselling Resources

 

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During these unprecedented times we know that many Social Workers across Canada are considering alternative ways to continue providing services to clients such as video conference, Skype, Zoom, and telephone.

 

If you have not yet purchased liability insurance for your practice, click here to access CASW’s national liability insurance program offered through BMS – it is the only program in Canada for social workers with coverage specific to E-services. 

 

CASW advises you to review the Standards of Practice on this subject put forward by your Provincial Regulatory Body:

 

Province Standards of Practice for E-Services Additional Provincial Resources

 

British Columbia College of Social Workers 

 

Standards of Practice : Technology and Social Work Practice

29-March-2020 – Registrants/Licensees from other Jurisdictions seeking to provide Electronic Social Work Services to clients in British Columbia

The BC Provincial Health Services Authority - COVID-19 Virtual Health Toolkit 

 

Alberta College of Social Workers 

 

Standards of Practice - See section E.3 TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

Virtual Social Work Practice

ACSW Standards of Practice - March 2019

 

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

 

 

 

Manitoba College of Social Workers

 

Electronic Social Work Practice

Standards of Practice

Electronic Social Work Practice Information Sheet

COVID-19 – Virtual Visit Solutions

Telemental Health Informed Consent

Temporary Authorization – Electronic Social Work Practice

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers 

Professional and Ethical: Communication Technology Practices and Policies for a Digital World

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec

 

Normes réglementaires pour les technologies et la pratique du travail social  

 

New Brunswick Association of Social Workers

 

Standards for the Use of Technology in Social Work Practice Letter of Guidance Re: Technology and Social Work Practice

 

Nova Scotia College of Social Workers

 

Information on Telepractice

Transitioning to telepractice

Technology & Storage of Files

Telepractice from outside NS

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers

 

Electronic Social Work Practice

Electronic Social Work Practice

E-Professionalism

Electronic Social Work Practice Criteria For Registered Social Workers In Nl

Electronic Social Work Practice Criteria for Registered Social Workers from other Canadian Jurisdictions 

 

Prince Edward Island Social Work Registration Board

 

Private Practice Policy Standards of Practice
 
 
 
 
 

 

Additional Resources:

CASW Private Practice Portal – scroll to 3.3 Virtual Counselling.

 
 
 
Toolkit for e-Mental Health Implementation - Mental Health Commission of Canada
 

CASW Webinars: