Date - Monday, May 24, 2021
9:00 am EDT - 11:00 am EDT
Zoom Interactive Webinar
CE Credits: 2
Price: $ 60
See Outline Below.
Register for this Zoom webinar at your convenience. We will use your name and email contact information from your PayPal payment / registration. The day before the Webinar, we will email you a reminder, and a special link for you to use to join the Webinar.
Electronic Technology & Telehealth:
Potential Ethical Issues
A ZOOM Interactive Workshop led by Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist,
Executive Director of the Center for Ethical Practice
What are your ethical responsibilities about saving or transmitting client information using electronic devices?
What are the legal implications? What are the necessary safeguards? What about training for non-clinical staff?
I. What Qualifies as Uses of “Electronic Technology”?
Storing Client Data and Records Electronically
Transmitting Client Data to Others Electronically
Communicating with Clients Electronically
Gathering Client Information Electronically
Participating in Social Media Networks
Providing Clinical Services Electronically
II. What Ethical Issues Apply to “Distance Services”?
Screening & Standards of Care
Security & Disposal of Data
III. What Legal Requirements Might Apply?
Laws in Virginia (Licensing Board Regulations; Statutes)
Laws in Other States (e.g., if you provide telehealth services to patients elsewhere)
Federal HIPAA Regulations
IV. What Questions Should I Be Asking?
What Safeguards Do I Have in Place for Security of Client Data?
What Research Do I Need to Know About?
What Training Do I Need?
What Training Do I Provide To Others?
Clinical Colleagues, Non-Clinical Staff, Cleaning Staff, etc.
Supervisees; Interns; Volunteers
Business Associates: Billing Service, Answering Service, Others
Family or Friends with Access to My Electronics
V. What Should I Be Telling My Clients about this?
1. Describe your profession’s ethical standards and guidelines about use of electronic technology.
2. Outline your own policies about the use of electronic technology and the provision of teletherapy
3. Recite what you will say to a prospective client about potential benefits and risks of participating in teletherapy
The Center for Ethical Practice is approved by the American Psychological Center for Ethical Practice is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Center for Ethical Practice has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 6768). The Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
The Center for Ethical Practice (provider #1287), is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Center for Ethical Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/21/2018-3/21/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 2 ethics continuing education credits.
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