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Digital Technology Has Changed the Way We Serve our Clients

In this booming age of social media, digital information, and electronic communication, clients have grown accustomed to being able to receive every imaginable service using technology as the format – including their interactions with you, their clinician.

But working within the complex and rapidly changing world of technology has left many clinicians feeling uncertain how to offer quality, ethical mental health treatment.

Renowned ethics expert Jeff Ashby, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S has devoted 20+ years of his career to ensuring clinicians like you understand—and can effectively apply in practice—the essential legal and ethical best-practices for utilizing technology with clients.

Now you can join Dr. Ashby in this unique online training course that explores today's ethical issues related to social media, blogs, websites, and more. 

Using humor, story-telling, case studies, and exercises, Jeff will equip you with the information necessary to identify possible areas of negligence within your practice, address complex ethical dilemmas, and establish ethical practices that ensure client safety, confidentiality, and quality mental health services. You’ll end this training confident in your ability to address complex ethical dilemmas while maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice.

Bonus! Lock in a FREE eBook on Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians when you enroll today!
Ethics 2.0: When Clinical Goes Digital

$219.98 Value
Just $169.98 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 6.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
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Are you using “the most up to date” encryption standards when storing and communicating client information?

Do you have an appropriate relationship to the readers of your blog or followers on your social media sites?

Are you breaking HIPAA and not even realizing it?
If you find yourself wondering about questions like these, this is the course for you! This insightful and comprehensive online training will help you establish clear ethical guidelines and practices when using technology in your work with clients. You'll identify:
 
  • Potential road blocks that can occur within the client-therapist relationship when there’s a difference in digital/social comprehension.
  • The ethical decision making process you follow and the potential risks inherent in different ethical theories.
  • The limitations of your competence and how you would defend them if challenged
Here's what you'll learn in each of the course modules:
Jeff will guide you step by step through three modules of cutting-edge training on the ethical considerations that are unique, complex, and exciting all at the same time!
 
Ethics & Technology: Where We Are Today
In module one, Jeff provides a comprehensive overview of ethics and technology. You’ll spend time understanding the five ethical-decision making processes and uncover the theory you most closely align with. You will be faced with tough questions like how your decision-making informs your practice and how your personal values impact your conversations and recommendations with clients. In this module, you’ll:
  • Discuss the five primary purposes of ethics
  • Understand the importance of knowing and understanding current codes, laws, and rules in relationship to technology
  • Consider the possible—and implied—fiduciary relationships to your clients and the gray area technology brings
  • Learn the risk of malpractice and negligence in today’s world
  • Uncover whether you are a digital native or a digital immigrant—and learn to identify what your clients are to enhance your therapeutic work
  • Learn what makes something an ethical dilemma
  • Review the two levels of moral reasoning and how they can impact your decisions
 
Understanding Ethical Issues And How They Inform And Impact Your Practice
Module two focuses heavily on the four primary ethical issues of informed consent, competence, confidentiality, and dual/multiple relationships. After completing this module, you’ll:
  • Have a complete understanding of informed consent—it’s much more than “a form clients sign”
  • Understand the potential gray areas with technology and distance counseling/tele-mental health
  • Recognize what it means to be competent in something and where you draw the lines in your own practice
  • Understand the difference between supervision and consultation
  • Learn the challenges with confidentiality when living in an age of information
  • Be able to analyze the use of email and texting in your own practice and identify areas where you may be breaking confidentiality
  • Understand what qualifies as dual or multiple relationships and how they (or an interaction) could be interpreted by someone else
 
Controlling Your Web Visibility & Self-Disclosure Practices
In the final module, Jeff will guide you in how to analyze your web presence and how you—intentionally or not—self disclose on the internet. You’ll understand privacy settings, the importance of distinguishing personal and professional social networking sites, and how to maintain clear boundaries with clients. After completing this module, you’ll:
  • Learn the importance of controlling your web visibility and the potential impact of posted information
  • Understand the four different kinds of self-disclosure and what to consider when you choose to do so
  • Be confident in how you establish appropriate relationships with clients—off and online

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Register today to get this FREE Bonus eBook!
Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians
Best Practices for Avoiding Litigation, Complaints and Malpractice
Author: Susan J. Lewis, PhD, JD

Throughout this publication, Dr. Lewis brings her 25 years of clinical practice and legal expertise directly to you - with practical guidance, strategies, solutions and up-to-date information to help keep you out of court and jail.

She uses easy-to-understand language to step you through the legalese, highlighted by 30 engaging case examples to illustrate how you can overcome legal and ethical challenges that arise in your practice, including:
 
  • Risk management
  • Contracts
  • HIPPA
  • Privileged communication
  • Licensing complaints
  • Supervision pitfalls
  • Rights of minors
  • Technology

This go-to resource goes beyond the what and why, focusing on how to protect you and your clients in an increasingly litigious society.
Free eBook
Ethics 2.0: When Clinical Goes Digital

$219.98 Value
Just $169.98 Today— Unbelievable Savings!
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
 
Watch your email for your order confirmation, and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus materials — all designed to help you effectively navigate the ethical concerns and issues with technology and clinical practice. Click here for course objectives and outline.
 
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the CE21 Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices.
 
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on utilizing technology while providing mental health services, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
 
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 6.25 CE hours! Click here for total course CE Credit and credit details specific to your profession.
Meet the Course Expert:
Dr. Jeff Ashby
Jeff Ashby, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, is a professor in the department of counseling and psychological services at Georgia State University. He is the director of Georgia State’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program, a licensed psychologist, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Ashby has taught ethics at the graduate level for over 20 years and has served as the chair of the Ethics Committee of the International Association of Play Therapy and as an ethics content expert with the State of Georgia Psychology board. He has made over 100 presentations at professional conferences and authored/co-authored more than 80 articles in refereed journals, numerous book chapters, and two books.

Dr. Ashby received a BA in Psychology and English literature from the University of Kansas, an MEd in counseling and school psychology from Wichita State University, and a PhD in counseling psychology from Penn State.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jeffrey Ashy is a professor at Georgia State University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Jeffrey Ashby is a fellow of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the International Association of Play Therapy.
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Ethics 2.0: When Clinical Goes Digital

$219.98 Value
Just $169.98 Today— Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 6.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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