Reach Out and Shrink Someone-Clinical Practice in the Age of Technology: Ethical Considerations
The 21st Century has brought innovations that require therapists to consider confidentiality, record keeping, and boundary controversies, especially since the proliferation of online therapy since the covid epidemic. This workshop will address personal versus professional website issues, reputation protection (Yelp), teletherapy and working across state lines, specific informed consent for telehealth, and updates on proper internet record keeping. Literature updates, expert opinion, and relevant ethics codes will be discussed. Less...
- Identify ethical issues related to when psychotherapists can practice across state lines.
- Prepare an informed consent form for online therapy.
- Discuss the importance of the “Third party rule” in the age of technology.
- All Levels
Saturday, July 23, 2022
11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Pamela Harmell, Ph.D.
11am - 12:30pm (1.5 CE's)
- The basics of practicing vigilant ethics
- The “Four Sorting Bins” ethical decision making
- Four mechanisms holding psychotherapists accountable
- Types of unethical practice
- Definitions and terminology for telepsychology
- What does the APA say about working across state lines
- Psychotherapists as “essential” workers?
- Providing teletherapy across state lines
- Working across state lines in the time of covid
12:30am - 12:45am Break
12:45pm - 2:15pm (1.5 CE's)
- Third party rule
- Handling social media
- Social media policy
- Including Texts and emails in patient records
- Ethical issues related to patient-therapist online searches
- Barriers to telepsychology
- Statistics and prevalence of internet users
- Research on use of internet by psychotherapists
- Confidentiality issues (Internet Information; Difference between confidentiality and privilege)
- Recommendations for therapists who use the internet
- How to protect your patients
- How to protect your practice
- Reputation protection (Legal and ethical issues/ Yelp & other online issues)
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours including
3 Ethics Hour
American Psychological Association
Association of Social Work Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors
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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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