Weinberg, M. (2016). Paradoxes in social work practice. Mitigating ethical trespass. New York: Routledge.


Journal Articles

Below is a list of the publications related to ethics in the helping professions that Dr. Weinberg has authored.

These publications, available as pdfs, first appeared in the journal, book or other published vehicle cited in the list below. They remain the property of those sources. Should you wish to utilize any of these articles or chapters for course packs or in books, please contact the publisher regarding the possibility of reprint fees or other restrictions on usage.

Weinberg, M. (2015). Professional privilege, ethics & pedagogy, Ethics and Social Welfare, 9(3), 225-239.

[This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis on March 31/15 available online:]

 Weinberg, M. & Taylor, S. (2014). ‘Rogue’ Social Workers: The Problem with Rules for Ethical Behaviour. Critical Social Work, 15(1), 74-86.

Weinberg, M. (2014) The ideological dilemma of subordination of self vs. self-care: Identity construction of the ‘ethical social worker.’ Discourse and Society, 25(2), online first December 8, 2013.

Weinberg, M. & Campbell, C. (2014) From codes to contextual collaborations. Shifting the thinking about ethics in social work. Journal of Progressive Human Services. 25(1), 37-49.

Weinberg, M. (2010). Seeking an ethical life. “Justice, justice, shalt thou pursue.” Canadian Social Work Review.  27(1), 133-137. Invited.

Weinberg, M. (2010). The social construction of social work ethics: Politicizing and broadening the lens. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 21 (1), 32-44.

Weinberg, M. (2009). Moral distress: A missing but relevant concept for ethics in social work. Canadian Social Work Review. 26(2), 139-152.

Weinberg, M. (2008). Structural social work: A moral compass for ethics in practice. Critical Social Work, 9(1).

Weinberg, M. (2006). Pregnant with possibility: The paradoxes of “help” as anti-oppression and discipline with a young single mother. Families in Society, April-June, 87(2), 161-169.

Weinberg, M. (2005). A case for an expanded framework of ethics in practice. Ethics and Behavior, Vol.15(4), 327-338.

Weinberg, M. (2005). The mother menagerie: Animal metaphors in the social work relationship with young single mothers. Critical Social Work, 6(1).

Weinberg, M. (2004). Young single mothers: The work of proving fitness for parenting. Journal for the Association of Research on Mothering, Fall/Winter 6(2), 79-89.


Book Chapters

Weinberg, M. (2013). Situating and politicising ethics in social work. In I. Ferguson & M. Lavalette (Series Eds.). Critical and Radical Debates in Social Work: S. Banks. Ethics, Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Weinberg, M. (2007).Ethical “use of self.” The complexity of multiple selves in clinical practice. In D. Mandell (Ed.) Revisiting the Use of Self: Questioning Professional Identities (pp. 213-233). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Weinberg, M. (2002). Biting the Hand that Feeds You and Other Feminist Research Dilemmas. In W. C. Van den Hoonard (Ed.) Walking the tightrope: Ethical issues for qualitative researchers (pp. 79-94). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Anamoor, A. & Weinberg, M. (2000). Fighting Shame. A Somali Single Teen Mother in Canada. In S. A. Inness (Ed.)  Running for their lives.  Girls, cultural identity, and stories of survival (pp. 97-112).  Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.