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A Guide to the Ethics of Electronic Communication for Mental Health Professionals


Faculty:
Terry Casey
Duration:
Half Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
LWC055570
Brochure Code:
PLW75554
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar

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Description

You know that to be successful as a clinician, you may need to adapt to the technology expectations of your clients.

However, the more you integrate technology into your clinical practice, the more legal and ethical risks arise.

Electronic communication, such as social media, email, text, and distance therapy are here to stay and the unique ethical complexities are growing by the day!

Watch Dr. Casey as he helps you navigate this legal and ethical minefield.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create an action plan to avoid the ethical dangers of social media
  • Avoid the aspects of email and texting that can lead to upset clients or lawsuits
  • Have a successful and ethically sound distance therapy practice

Whether you’re a counselor, psychologist, social worker, or anyone in the helping professions, this program will provide an indispensable guide for how to thrive in the world of digital technology.

Sign up today! The future of your practice depends on it!

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 3.0 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

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Marriage & Family Therapists

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California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This level activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This course qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits.


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 3.0 credits. 


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 3.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 3.0 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

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California Psychologists

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Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Psychologists PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 3.0 contact hours.
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Kentucky Psychologists

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Minnesota Psychologists

This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology for 3.0 continuing education hours.


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 3.0  hours of continuing education credit. 


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California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This level activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 3.0 continuing education hours. 

 

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Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 3.0 contact hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 3.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 3.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 3.0 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Social Workers The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.
Other Professions

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Faculty

Terry Casey Related seminars and products: 9

PhD, HSP


Terry Casey, PhD, HSP, is a licensed psychologist, health service provider with over 30 years of professional experience, including a 16-year tenure as the director of counseling & psychological services for a non-profit agency with over 30 counselors at over a dozen locations. He is in private practice in Franklin, Tennessee, teaches ethics and professional issues in counseling at Lipscomb University’s graduate program in clinical mental health counseling, and guest lectures at Trevecca University’s PhD program in Clinical counseling.

Dr. Casey also served for several years as the chair of the ethics committee for the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors’ Association and in an advisory capacity for graduate counseling programs at two universities. He has presented frequently on ethics to organizations such as the American Counseling Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, the Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors, and others. For more information visit his practice website at rencounselingtn.com.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Terry Casey maintains a private practice. He is an adjunct faculty member at Lipscomb University. Dr. Casey receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Terry Casey is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association.


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Program Information

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast 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.


Objectives

  1. Establish a social media policy and plan that guards against crossing ethical boundaries with your clients.
  2. Communicate the various legal and ethical issues that can arise from email and texting, such as HIPAA compliance and privacy issues.
  3. Specify the unique ethical and legal challenges that can occur when using distance therapy with clients.

Outline

Social Media – How to Avoid Ethical Nightmares

  • Multiple Relationships and Top Boundary Issues
    • Virtual relationships
    • Presence on social media: professional vs personal
    • Clients’ privacy and social media – Dangers of “creeping”
    • Clinical example 1 – Danielle, Facebook & Twitter
    • Clinical example 2 – Lauren’s posted pic: Oops!
    • Clinical example 3 – “Well, that’s interesting…”: What Jennifer saw
  • Creating a Solid Action Plan to Avoid Ethical Issues
    • Establish an Effective Social Media Policy (Examples Provided)
    • Post social media policy practice/organization’s website
    • Incorporating into informed consent process
    • Separate personal social media from professional social media
    • Respect the privacy of client’s social media presence

Email and Texting – Navigating the Legal Traps

  • Encrypted vs Unencrypted Email
    • The importance of encrypting emails
    • How to encrypt emails
    • Recommendations for usage
  • HIPAA Compliance Concerns with Texting
  • Texting & Client Expectations
  • Confidentially & Security Concerns
  • Potential for Confusion
  • Case Studies:
    • Example #1 – Dr. Baron, email and the at-risk client
    • Example #2 -- Anna and Joy: Texting issues

Navigating Distance Therapy – 6 Ethical & Legal Keys

  • Technological Standards Must be Met
    • HIPAA compliance
    • Business associates agreements
  • Practicing Across State Lines
    • Subject to the laws/regulations of both states
  • Technological Competence and Impact on Client
  • Unique Informed Consent Concerns
  • Policies and Procedures
    • Ensure data protection and avoid unintended access/disclosure
  • Insurance Issues
    • Client’s insurance policies - reimbursement issues
    • Professional liability insurance – Is distance therapy covered?
  • Clinical example – Joyce and the distance therapy dilemma

Target Audience

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

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