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Legal and Ethical Issues with Technology in Mental Health: With State Specific Ethics Credit

Did you know that the seemingly innocent act of texting your client might be part of their clinical record, and if not handled properly...your career is at risk.

This is just one of the many concerns therapists have to be aware of when it comes to using technology in mental health. You've probably wondered...

  • Should I add my client on Facebook?
  • Is it safe to see my client via Skype?
  • Is my client's Electronic Medical Record secure?
If you're unsure of the answers to any of these questions, your practice may be in jeopardy.

The key to keeping yourself, your clients, and your mental health practice safe, is educating yourself on the new laws regarding technology in and outside of the therapy room.

In this NEW, intensive online course, we're going to show you how you can safely and effectively use technology to engage with your clients, enhance the services you offer, and most importantly, protect your client's confidentiality and privacy.

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Legal and Ethical Issues with Technology in Mental Health

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Through real-life case examples, entertaining videos, and thought-provoking scenarios, Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, makes these challenging topics and concepts easy to discuss and learn. Watch this engaging video series to gain a comprehensive understanding of the new laws regarding the use of technology in and outside the therapy room. Increase your confidence for applying the code of ethics to protect your clients, yourself, and your practice. Start watching to immediately to gain a mastery level understanding of:

Ethics of Using Technology

  • Covering the codes
  • Similarities and differences
  • Competency and skills for using technology

The Benefits of Using Technology

  • Enhance services
  • Increased client access to services
  • Convenience for all parties
  • Financial benefits to all

Risks and Reluctance to Using Technology

  • Safety concerns
  • Trouble building therapeutic alliance
  • Misunderstandings and misinterpretations
  • Equipment failure
  • Insurance reimbursement
  • Baby boomer reluctance to technology

Safety Concerns When Using Technology

  • Privacy of client and MHP
  • Identification of client
  • Identity fraud

Using Technology Across Different States

  • Residency of the client
  • License requirements
  • Clients on vacation or going to college
  • Services to other countries
  • Distance counseling

Laws Concerning Technology

  • Confidentiality
  • Informed consent
  • HIPAA and HITECH

Skype, Cell Phones, Computers and Social Media

  • The HIPAA compliance controversy
  • To text or not to text
  • What the codes say about
  • Facebook

Resources for Using Technology

  • Video-conferencing
  • State licensing boards
  • Federal resources
  • Code of Ethics

Legal and Ethical Issues with Technology in Mental Health


Valued at $419.97
Today Only 
$299.99 — An Unbelievable Value!

 

*Earn your required Ethics CE Hours — included in today's deeply discounted price!
Special Bonus! Register now and you can complete your required state-specific CE seminar and credits absolutely FREE!

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Module 1
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This comprehensive resource 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
Module 2
Is your Ethics deadline looming? Earn your REQUIRED state-specific CE Hours with these bonus videos...A $199.99 value per state — Yours FREE when you sign up now.
Register today and you'll get instant access to all 47 state-specific ethics courses and CE Hours!

 

*Please note: Not all boards allow ethics credit for self-study products. Your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board's approval statement above, please refer to your state rules and regulations by contacting your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.

View all state-specific seminar speaker information here.

Legal and Ethical Issues with Technology in Mental Health


Valued at $419.97
Today Only 
$299.99 — An Unbelievable Value!

 

*Earn your required Ethics CE Hours — included in today's deeply discounted price!
Special Bonus! Register now and you can complete your required state-specific CE seminar and credits absolutely FREE!

About Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC

Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, is a licensed clinical professional counselor, court program specialist and credentialed distance counselor. She is licensed in Illinois and presently resides in Florida. Joni is also a college instructor in the Sociology Department where she teaches legal issues and numerous other mental health and criminal justice classes. She recently was nominated and presented with the award for “Teachers Who Make a Difference” due to her engaging and dynamic style of teaching.

Joni is the owner/founder of COPE Counseling Services, LLC. These centers specialize in family treatment for both adults and children and court-ordered programming for people within the court system. Joni is also certified in domestic violence facilitation, sex offender training, distance counseling and selective creative therapies that enhance client awareness.

Joni has many years of experience working in law enforcement as a probation officer and chief of probation where she was directly responsible for training the staff on ethics and legal issues, suicide awareness, and other work-related topics. She has experience supervising a mental health staff and experience as a prison therapist where she trained the officers and mental health staff on legal issues, ethics, and other relative topics. She has given numerous trainings and lectures for agencies, hospitals, and universities on ethics, legal issues, mental health and suicide prevention.

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Joni Gilbertson is owner of COPE Counseling Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Joni Gilbertson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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Legal and Ethical Issues with Technology in Mental Health


Valued at $419.97
Today Only 
$299.99 — An Unbelievable Value!

 

*Earn your required Ethics CE Hours — included in today's deeply discounted price!
Special Bonus! Register now and you can complete your required state-specific CE seminar and credits absolutely FREE!