Eye on Ethics: Facing up to Social Worker Sexual Misconduct
Department (Manual Entry)
School of Social Work
Sexual misconduct between clinical social workers and clients takes various forms. It may include overt and explicit sexual behavior—such as sexual intercourse, oral sex, or fondling—or sexually suggestive behavior, such as using sexual humor and making suggestive remarks or glances.
Reamer, Frederic G., “Eye on Ethics: Facing up to Social Worker Sexual Misconduct,” Social Work Today, vol. 7 (5), 2007, pp. 6-7.