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In-Person Seminar

MI A Complete Guide to Ethical & Legal Technology Challenges for Mental Health Professionals


Speaker:
Melissa Westendorf, PhD, JD
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP055550
Brochure Code:
ANN90901
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast | Digital Seminar | DVD
Location:
Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel - Ann Arbor, Michigan (Multiple Locations Available)

Dates

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Description

The challenges you face are clear … If you are going to be successful in your practice, you need to adapt to your clients’ growing expectations of your technological competence. The problem is, technology is the most likely way you’ll get caught up in a legal and ethical nightmare!

Technology is changing fast. How can you keep up while protecting your professional liability and personal reputation?

Join technology wellness expert Dr. Melissa Westendorf for this essential and must-see seminar. As a psychologist, attorney and technology wellness expert, Dr. Westendorf is uniquely suited to handle the toughest questions about the legal and ethical challenges in technology today!

At this seminar, you’ll learn:

  • Strategies to effectively use social media while navigating the numerous ethical challenges it poses
  • How to avoid the serious legal landmines that are associated with email and text
  • Best practices for your website and online advertising to attract customers and stay ethical
  • How to have an effective distance therapy practice that is legally and ethically compliant
  • Top legal mistakes to avoid with electronic record keeping

Sign up today! This is one seminar that no mental health professional can afford to miss!

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


* Credit Note - Ethics

THIS ACTIVITY QUALIFIES FOR 6.25 HOURS  OF General ETHICS INSTRUCTION. Not all boards allow ethics credit for on-line programs. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Counselors - Counselors

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Social Workers - Social Workers (NASW)

This live program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-8116 ) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Ethics.


Social Workers - Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Ethics continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - Michigan Social Workers

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education hours for Michigan Social Workers. The Michigan Board of Social Workers confirms acceptance of programs approved by a national association of social work. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Addiction Counselors - NAADAC

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Legal, Ethical and Professional Development skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Speaker

Melissa Westendorf, PhD, JD's Profile

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Technology Wellness Center


Melissa Westendorf, PhD, JD, is a clinical and forensic psychologist and founder of the Technology Wellness Center. As a clinician, she has provided therapy to adults and adolescents in the community and within the correctional setting. Dr. Westendorf’s forensic practice is dedicated to assessing adults and youth in either the criminal justice system or in civil matters. As a technology wellness expert, she is dedicated to assisting parents, children, adolescents, and adults on understanding the complexities of technology use and the impact on our brains, emotions, and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Westendorf’s legal training coupled with her clinical background enables her to work with individuals who are experiencing the legal ramifications of technology use.

 

As a proactive psychologist and educator, Dr. Westendorf is a keynote speaker at academic institutions, parent organizations, businesses, and community groups, offering preventative tools and resources that educate others on how to manage technology use in a healthy manner. She is the co-author of Unplug! Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World. She has served on the Committee for Legal Issues for the American Psychological Association and on the Psychology Examining Board for the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Westendorf has been appointed as an expert in high profile legal cases, featuring the psychological ramifications of technology use. Her expertise has been relied upon in a wide variety of articles, podcasts, radio segments, and television programming. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio), Wisconsin Public Radio, and ABC’s 20/20. She is a monthly contributor to The Morning Blend.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
inancial: Melissa Westendorf is the founder of Technology Wellness Center, LLC. and maintains a private practice. She receives compensation as an international trainer. Melissa Westendorf receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Melissa Westendorf is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the American Psychological Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and the International Association of Correctional and Forensic Psychologists.


Alternate Dates

MI A Complete Guide to Ethical & Legal Technology Challenges for Mental Health Professionals
Tue, Apr 23, 2024 - 08:00am to 04:00pm EDT - Product Code LIP055550
Livonia, Michigan
MI A Complete Guide to Ethical & Legal Technology Challenges for Mental Health Professionals
Thu, Apr 25, 2024 - 08:00am to 04:00pm EDT - Product Code LIP055550
East Lansing, Michigan
MI A Complete Guide to Ethical & Legal Technology Challenges for Mental Health Professionals
Fri, Apr 26, 2024 - 08:00am to 04:00pm EDT - Product Code LIP055550
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Additional Info

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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


Objectives

  1. Determine how to maintain ethical standards and compliance while utilizing social media technology.
  2. Appraise the legal and ethical challenges posed by communicating via email and text for mental health professionals.
  3. Assess the threats that technology poses to the confidentiality and privacy of clients.
  4. Analyze the legal aspects of HIPAA and how to safeguard against violations of laws.
  5. Evaluate the ethical and legal issues that are unique to distance therapy and how to stay compliant.
  6. Investigate the ethical boundary challenges that arise when using technology.

Outline

The Changing Landscape of Mental Health Today
  • Keeping Up with Technology & Professional Liability Concerns
  • Client Expectations – Are You Ethically and Legally Up to the Challenge?
Social Media and Online Advertising Ethical Challenges – (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and More!)
  • Pros and Cons of Utilizing Social Media and Website In Your Practice
  • Confidentiality and Privacy Issues (and How to Avoid Them)
  • Boundary Issues – And How to Ethically Safeguard Yourself
  • Advertising and Solicitation – Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls
  • Creating Your Social Media Policies and Procedures
Email & Texting – The Legal Landmines of Electronic Communication
  • Pros and Cons of Emailing and Texting With Clients
  • Confidentiality/Inadvertent Disclosures – Legal Concerns
  • Privacy Expectations of the Client and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries
  • Creating Your Texting and Emailing Policies and Procedures
Telehealth – Avoiding Legal & Ethical Pitfalls
  • Confidentiality/Privacy Concerns of Video Technology
  • Practicing Across State Lines – Legal Issues and Insurance Challenges
  • Client Expectations for Distance Therapy
  • Creating Your Tele-Health Policies and Procedures
Electronic Records & Going Paperless – Top Mistakes to Avoid
  • HIPAA – Electronic Records Legalities
  • File Retention, Destruction and Security
  • Cloud-Based Data – How, When and Why
  • Paperless Office Software
What the Future Holds
  • New Technology & What to Expect Next!
  • Legal & Ethical Trends

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 13

Comments

Frieda J

"Excellent presenter and very good information!"

Mark K

"Excellent Presenter. I am a forensic psychologist, and really learned a great deal!"

JO M

"Good information and current!"

Joanne F

"highly recommend this course"

Cheryl S

"course was very informative, well presented and good resources"

Audra S

"I enjoyed this presentation and learned a lot of things. I have a list of things I need to focus on within my practice. I think the presenter was funny and entertaining which helped with the topic. I also enjoyed her videos! "

Ronald B

"Dr. Westendorf was outstanding. One of the best CE courses ever taken. Staff was very helpful."

Jennifer F

"Great job! It was fun and informative. "

Teisha C

"Thank you! I really thought your class was one of the best ones, especially in the area of ethics, I've ever taken."

Michelle B

"This was really great content, and I very much appreciate Dr. Westendorf's style and use of examples."

Location

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel

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3200 Boardwalk Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108, United States
(734) 996-0600
www.sheratonannarbor.com

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