Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Practice Presented by the Use of Technology
Technology has revolutionized access to mental health services for people around the world. However, the ethical challenges presented by the rapid expansion of the use of technology in this field cannot be overstated. This training will explore the ethical challenges related to video/tele therapy services, as well as extra-office communications through texting, emailing, and app-based communications. Special attention will be paid to interactions with clients in virtual spaces that were not previously considered, because they were not technologically possible. Less...
- Describe the ethical and legal responsibility of mental and behavioral health professionals to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with clients when using technology in their practice.
- Describe the ethical and legal responsibility of mental and behavioral health professionals to protect client confidential information when using technology in their practice.
- Apply a framework to avoid boundary conflicts when using technology in their professional practice, whenever possible.
- All Levels
Friday, January 26, 2024
11:00 AM EST - 02:15 PM ESTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speaker
11:00am - 11:20am Introductions, Revisiting Ethics in Professional Practice
- What do we mean by “ethical”?
- How is “ethical” related to “legal”?
- Introducing the concepts of boundaries and confidentiality.
11:20am - 11:35am Protecting Yourself from Ethical & Legal Liability
11:35am - 12:30pm Ethical Challenges Related to the Use of Technology in Modern Mental and Behavioral Professional Practice
- Communications with clients: telephone, fax machine, electronic mail, texting
- App based communications, including tele/video therapy
12:30pm - 12:45pm Break
12:45pm - 1:45pm Ethical Challenges Related to the Use of Technology in Modern Mental and Behavioral Professional Practice (continued)
- Storage of client information electronically
- Interactions with clients in the cyberspace
- Yourself in cyberspace (your online persona, website reviews/client testimonials1:45pm - 2:05pm Applying Ethical and Legal Principals through Case Examples
2:05pm - 2:15pm Q&A, Conclusion
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours including
3 Ethics Hour
American Psychological Association
Association of Social Work Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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