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Digital Seminar

Ethics and Technology: Protect Your Clients and Avoid Litigation


Faculty:
Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 22 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 01, 2017
Product Code:
POS052335
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


Description

  • Extensive Ethics Case Examples
  • Social Network Boundary Issues
  • Electronic Documentation Challenges
  • Crossing Licensing Jurisdictions
  • E-Therapy Limitations

You help people – it’s what you do as a behavioral health professional and your practice is about relationships.

But, you are now facing unprecedented ethical challenges in this digital age.

Technology forces you to:

  • Rethink the way you deliver services
  • Communicate with clients
  • Access and store sensitive information

You need information to meet licensure requirements to insure that your client’s rights are protected and to help you practice within complex legal expectations.

Your practice can thrive or fail depending on your decisions and knowledge, especially in ethical issues.

This intense workshop will address these emerging issues, along with a wide range of enduring complex ethical challenges in behavioral health. Through extensive use of case material, Dr. Reamer will move far beyond introductory ethics concepts to investigate ethical dilemmas and challenges related to technology and relationships. Ample opportunity will be provided for audience participation.

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Professor

Rhode Island College


Frederic G. Reamer, PhD, has been a professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, for over 30 years. Dr. Reamer received his PhD from the University of Chicago and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings. He chaired the national task force that wrote the current National Association of Social Worker’s Code of Ethics.

Dr. Reamer lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of professional ethics and professional malpractice and liability. In addition to ethics, his research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, and public welfare. Dr. Reamer has conducted extensive research on professional ethics and has been involved in several national research projects sponsored by The Hastings Center, Carnegie Corporation, Haas Foundation, and Center for Bioethics of the University of Pennsylvania.

He is the author of chapters on professional ethics in the Encyclopedia of Social Work, the Encyclopedia of Bioethics, and the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, and is the author of many books, including: Risk Management in Social Work: Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action; Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services; The Social Work Ethics Audit: A Risk Management Tool and his latest, On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Frederic Reamer is a Professor, School of Social Work, for Rhode Island College.

Non-financial: Frederic Reamer is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals.

Objectives

  1. Identify ethical challenges that are unique to practitioners’ use of digital and other technology.
  2. Describe ethics guidelines and protocols that address challenges in the digital age.
  3. Compare standards of care and ethical standards.
  4. Explain practical ethical decision-making frameworks and protocols for digital technology.
  5. Identify ethical issues that pose malpractice and liability risks.
  6. Discuss strategies to protect clients and practitioners from digital pitfalls.

Outline

ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN THE DIGITAL AGE: THE ANATOMY OF ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PRESENTATION OF DIFFICULT CASES

  • Communicating with clients using technology
  • Managing and storing electronic information
  • Delivering services using technology

COMMON ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

  • Managing online social networks: Boundary challenges
  • Using online search engines: Challenging privacy issues
  • Clients’ access to practitioner’s electronic records: Documentation challenges
  • Providing services across licensing jurisdictions: Legal risks
  • Counseling clients you never meet in person: Ethical implications

RISK-MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES TO PROTECT CLIENTS, PREVENT ETHICS COMPLAINTS AND LITIGATION

  • The relationship between standards of care and ethical standards

ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING STRATEGIES

  • Decision-making protocols in the digital age
  • Codes of ethics
  • Ethics literature
  • Ethics committees
  • Relevant regulations, statutes, and case law
  • Professional practice standards: Standard and digital

Reviews

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 29

Comments

Katrine H

"Very good speaker and great information "

Tresa K

"Couldn't have a more qualified, knowledgeable presenter! He is at the forefront of developing the ethical answers to the questions the internet and online counseling, noting have raised! Thank You! "

Joanne J

"This was an excellent training done by a very informed trainer! He did a great job!"

Sabrina R

"This workshop more then met my expectations and made me aware of issues I didn't know existed with the use of technology. The presenter was very knowledgeable, the format was engaging, and the use of questions helped illustrate the points. Fabulous course, I would highly recommend it."

Sarah B

"Most informative and useful seminar I've participated in regarding ethics. Very relevant and digestible."

Helen C

"Seminar was informative and highly relevant"

Rebecca R

"This was wonderful. Love Frederic Reamer and this is such an important topic. "

Sandy B

"Great workshop"

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