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Legal and Ethical Issues with Technology in Mental Health



A client goes on vacation and they want to schedule a session while they are out of state. How do you ethically and legally practice in this situation?

Smart phones are used for scheduling and for exchanging information. What happens if these phones are misplaced?

Emails are used to send important information to other professionals. How do we ensure the right person receives this information?

How do you ensure confidentiality of your clients in this digital age?

In today’s technologically advanced world it is difficult to keep up with the ever-changing laws and standards for using technology in our field. There are issues that are not clearly defined.

Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, will use her wealth of experiences, real-life case examples, entertaining videos, and thought provoking scenarios to make challenging topics and concepts easy to discuss and learn. Be recognized for your experience and knowledge in compliance and ethics and technology and move your practice forward.

Watch this engaging recording and walk away being more confident with:

  • New laws regarding using technology in your mental health practice
  • What the code of ethics states and how to apply this information
  • Navigate the gray areas and practice safely
  • The ability to immediately apply the information and new skills with your clients near and far


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Average Rating:
   4.3
Faculty:
Joni Gilbertson
Duration:
5 Hours 55 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
06 Dec, 2018
Product Code:
POS051885
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD
Access:
Never expires.

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MA, NCC, LCPC, BC-TMH


Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, LMHC, BC-TMH, CTMH, is a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider, Board-certified Telemental Health Provider, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, and the owner/founder of Gilbertson Counseling Services. She has over a decade of experience seeing clients using distance counseling with specializations in domestic violence, anger management, and relationship counseling. Joni uses distance therapy to assist individuals, couples and families with everyday coping in areas such as relationship, depression, suicide, and general coping skills. She is also experienced as a clinical counselor supervising a mental health staff within a hospital setting and within her clinical practice.


Joni completed many trainings in distance counseling and completed and edited numerous online courses for telemental health. She is a certified trainer in mental health first aid and motivational interviewing, and she carries certifications in domestic violence facilitation and selective other methods that enhance client awareness. For many years she trained mental health agencies, children and family services, first responders, jails, prisons, and detention centers on mental health topics along with legal and ethical matters of relative concern to each population. As a former Chief of Probation and Probation Officer, she was responsible for training staff on mental health issues that included motivational interviewing, suicide awareness, personality disorders, substance use disorders and safety strategies.


Joni is also a recently retired college instructor with the Sociology Department where she created and instructed sixteen mental health and legal issues classes. During her employment, she was nominated and presented with the award for “Teachers Who Make a Difference” due to her engaging and dynamic style of teaching. She makes learning an enjoyable experience with her passion for the topic of using technology for mental health.


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Objectives

  1. Articulate the legal and ethical codes that relate to utilizing technology while providing mental health services.
  2. Establish ethical practices to ensure safety when utilizing telemental health services.
  3. Consider ethical dilemmas clinicians may face related to therapeutic boundaries with respect to utilizing technology in clinical practice.
  4. Specify interjurisdictional laws and regulations for using technology in clinical practice.
  5. Consider cultural differences when using technology and articulate how this may inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  6. Utilize an ethical decision making framework to recognize, analyze, resolve or prevent ethical dilemmas in your clinical practice.

Outline

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

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 1832

Comments

Cathy D - BERKELEY, California

"Excellent presenter"

Stephanie W - LINCOLN, Nebraska

"Great program. Joni did a great job."

Rebekah S - SAINT PAUL, Minnesota

"Great! Enjoyed being able to participate online."

Kevin O - DAVIS, California

"The presenter was amazing! This was by far the best PESI course I have taken. She is empathic, communicates clearly, and her videos were relevant and a nice mixture of humor and poignancy."

Mason K - CHICAGO, Illinois

"Excellent! Very thorough!!"

Kathleen P - SAN ANTONIO, Texas

"This was an excellent "knowledge" builder. The presenter was one of the best I have ever seen present with PESI. thank you for your devotion and expertise!"

Senoria B - BELLEVILLE, Illinois

"The presenter was very knowlegeable and easy to follow. She encouraged questions."

Gail G - AUSTIN, Texas

"very thorough and professional presentation"

Sherman W - SAINT LOUIS, Missouri

"Excellent in every way. Thank you."

Catherine Y - FREDERICK, Maryland

"Very knowledgeable presenter, and the ethical topics were extremely relevant to clinical practice."

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