Ethical Compass

Ethical Compass NLASW’s Ethics Committee is pleased to release the inaugural edition of Ethical Compass. Issues covered in this practice resource have been identified by social workers as part of the ethical consultation process as well as from a review of ethical trends in practice.

The first edition addresses Walk and Talk Therapy.

  Walk and Talk Therapy, was founded by social worker Clay Cockrell in the US. While social workers often engage in work with clients outside the traditional office setting, the concept of Walk and Talk Therapy is gaining momentum. In this approach to service delivery, social workers combine therapy with physical exercise. Therapy sessions are conducted outdoors, with the social worker and client walking together while therapy is ongoing. 

Read more about this approach to service delivery and the ethical considerations at