Seminar Detail

Ethics 2.0: When Clinical Goes Digital
Ethics 2.0: When Clinical Goes Digital

Where:   CARLSBAD, CA

When:  Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Digital Technology Has Changed the Way We Serve and Interact with Clients

Let’s face it—the digital age is here to stay, and it has ushered in a complete paradigm shift in what it means to provide quality, ethical mental health treatment. Your current clients, and potential new ones, are accustomed to being able to receive every imaginable service using technology as the format. It only stands to reason that they are seeking, and even expecting, the type of services you provide to be available in the same fashion. Whether you are already in the digital space, or you realize that you want and even need to be, the ethical considerations are unique, complex, and exciting all at the same time.

Let Jeff Ashby, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S – a mental health clinician with 20 years of clinical and research experience – be your guide as you explore the ethical issues related to social media, blogs, websites, and more. Through discussion, case examples, and experiential exercises, learn how to address complex ethical dilemmas while maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice.
Objectives:
  • Explain how a practical model for ethical decision-making informs the clinical practice setting.
  • Articulate the legal and ethical codes that relate to utilizing technology while providing mental health services.
  • Establish ethical practices to ensure client safety, maintain confidentiality and obtain informed consent when utilizing distance mental health services.
  • Consider cultural differences when using technology and articulate how this may inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  • Establish clear ethical guidelines to address the potential for a dual relationship when interreacting with clients via technology.
OUTLINE:

Nothing as Practical as a Good Theory
  • How theories of ethical decision-making inform practice
  • What’s your ethical theory? (And yes, you do have one)
  • Consequentialism, Deontology, and other theories
Understanding Ethical Decision Making
  • Models of ethical decision-making
  • The pre-critical process of decision-making
  • Values, morals, laws, and other “cousins” of ethics
Identify Contemporary Challenges
  • Technology
  • How the codes written for paper records apply to electronic records
  • Digital communication
  • Distance therapy
  • Professional guidelines and positions papers
  • Skype anyone?
  • Social media
  • Internet
  • Website content and structure
  • When and if to blog
  • Navigating consumer review sites
Informed Consent
  • What information should be included?
  • How much information is enough?
  • Updated content for your Informed Consent Form
  • Case examples
  • “I know what I signed-but that’s not what I understand”
  • “And now my insurance won’t pay”
Clincial Completence
  • Boundaries of competence
  • Understanding emotional competence
  • Addressing cultural competence
  • Supervision vs. consultation
  • Case examples
  • “Re-specializing”
  • “When you can’t refer”
Confidentiality
  • Online disclosures
  • ICD-10, HIPAA, and communicating with third party payers
  • Encryption, storage, and the cloud
  • Case examples
  • “Confidentiality online”
  • “Alternate forms of communication”
Multiple Relationships
  • What kind of online relationship is really a “relationship”?
  • Managing beneficial multiple relationships
  • Gifts, bartering, and social contact
  • Case examples
  • “One of 5,000 friends”
  • “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to”
Put it all Together
  • Anticipating future ethical challenges
  • Using a decision-making model that will work in the future
  • Understanding the role of ethics in quality client care
Target Audience

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

JEFFREY ASHBY, PHD, ABPP, RPT-S

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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Ethics
This seminar includes 6.25 hours of general ethics instruction. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Legal, Ethical and Professional Development skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors (NBCC)
Ethics 2.0: When Clinical Goes Digital has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. PESI, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3258. PESI is offering this activity for 6.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


Psychologists
This live activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

California Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PES010. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS ETHICS
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PESI, Inc., #1062, 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. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Ethics continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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