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. (2021). Exacerbation of inequities during COVID-19: Ethical implications for social workers. Canadian Social Work Review, 37 (2), 9-15. (In press)

Weinberg, M. & Fine, M. (2020). Racisms and Microaggressions in Social Work: The Experience of Racialized Practitioners in Canada. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

Banks, S., Cai, T., de Jonge, E., Shears, J., Shum, M., Sobočan, A. M., Strom, K., Truell, R. Úriz, M. J. & Weinberg, M.  (2020). Ethical challenges for social workers during COVID-19. A global perspective. Rheinfelden, Switzerland: International Federation of Social Work, ISBN 978-3-906820-21-7.  

Beagan, B., Mohamed, T., Brooks, K, Waterfield, B. & Weinberg, M. (2020). Microaggressions experienced by LGBTQ academics in Canada: “just not fitting in…it does take a toll.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

Sobočan, A. M., Banks, S., Bertotti, T., de Jonge, E., Gottfried, K. S. & Weinberg, M. (2020). In conversation with a case story: Perspectives on professionalism, identity and ethics in social work. Ethics and Social Welfare, published on-line forthcoming. (This piece has gone into the practice section of the journal and while it has been reviewed by the editors, did not go through an additional anonymous review process).

Weinberg, M. & Banks, S. (2019). Practising ethically in unethical times: Everyday resistance in social work. Ethics & Social Welfare. On-line, 1-19.

Weinberg, M. (2018). The politics of ethics in human services: Duelling discourses. Ethics & Behavior. 28(6), 497-509.

Weinberg, M. (2018). Paradox and trespass: Possibilities for ethical practice in times of austerity. Ethics and Social Welfare, 12 (1), 5-19. 

Waterfield, B., Beagan, B.B., & Weinberg, M. (2018). Disabled academics: A case study in Canadian Universities. Disability & Society, 33 (3), 327-348.

Weinberg, M. (2016). Critical approaches to ethics in social work: Kaleidoscope not bleach. Social Alternatives, 35(4), 85-89. 

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

 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. (2019). Critical Clinical Ethics. In C. Brown & J. Macdonald (Eds.) Critical clinical social work. Counterstorying for social justice. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Weinberg, M. (2017). New tools for ethical practice in an era of fiscal restraint. In E. Spencer, D. Massing & J. Gough. Social work ethics: Progressive, practical and relational approaches (pp. 69-83). Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.

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.


Weinberg, M. (2020). Absence of racism as a fundamental concern in ethics in social work. Connections. Nova Scotia College of Social Work.

Banks, S., Cai, T., de Jonge, E., Shears, J., Shum, M., Sobočan, A. M., Strom, K., Truell, R. Úriz, M. J. & Weinberg, M.  (2020). Banks, S., Cai, T., de Jonge, E., Shears, J., Shum, M., Sobočan, A. M., Strom, K., Truell, R. Úriz, M. J. & Weinberg, M.  (2020). Practising ethically during COVID-19: Social work challenges and responses. International Social Work, 63(5), 569-583.